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ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 13, Número 4. Oct-Dic 2016

THE TOBACCO ROUTE: TEMPORARY MIGRATION BETWEEN NAYARIT, MÉXICO, AND THE EASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES

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Nayarit is the main tobacco-producing state in México; however, this activity has decreased since the beginning of the 1980s, something that is primarily reflected in a reduction of the surface cultivated with tobacco and in the number of producers authorized. The general objective of this study consists in communicating the impact that the migration phenomenon between Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, and the Eastern Coast of the United States has had among migrants and their families in terms of agriculture, financial capital, intellectual capital and social capital. As axis guiding this research, we suggest that employment in tobacco fields in the United States is one of the important factors why the policy of productive reconversion for tobacco in Nayarit, which came into effect since 2004, hasn’t found an echo. The historical tobacco production in Nayarit has trained a specialized workforce that is employed in the tobacco fields of the United States; thus, how could they leave the activity that allows them to become the specialized workforce for which they are hired, in a place where they are paid as day laborers, as much as ten times more than they earn here as producers?

Palabras clave: agricultural day laborers, migratory route, tobacco growers.

Volumen 13, Número 4

Volumen 13, Número 4
Oct-Dic 2016


Director

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
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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