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Volumen 5, Número 1. Ene-Jun 2008

SCIENTIFIC MIGRATION BETWEEN MÉXICO AND THE USA: A CASE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS

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The object of this study is the migratory experience and its meaning for a group of Mexican scientists who participate in the construction of a migration circuit between México and the USA in the field of agricultural sciences. I define this circuit of scientific migration as a historical, social and cultural fact, and in order to approach it, I base myself on the transnational perspective of migration. From this point of view, I understand the scientific migration circuit as a field of social relations that extends between México and the USA. In order to study this experience and its meaning, I turn to the historical reconstruction of the scientific migration circuit between both countries, to participant observation, to informal talks and to the collection and analysis of testimonies. I focused on three crucial moments of the migrants’ experience: the one before traveling to the USA, the one produced during their stay in a North American university, and that generated upon returning to a research center in México. Likewise, three important factors which determine and make the experience and its meaning different are analyzed: ender, academic career, and attachment to the circuit.

Palabras clave: Migration circuit, transnational social space, scientific migration, transnational migration, academic profession

Volumen 5, Número 1

Volumen 5, Número 1
Ene-Jun 2008


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Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
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