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Ulysses and Penelope on the verge of a nervous breakdown: Emotional problems among Mexican couples..

October 18, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Professor in the Center of Rural Studies, Colegio de Michoacán, where he directs the Regional Observatory for Migrations.
The study of migrations from México to the United States has become more complex because the perspectives of analysis and the topics under investigation have multiplied. The richness of the new topics only reinforces how migrations are interrelated with all areas of daily life and personal life of millions of people in rural México. In particular in this communication I will address the relationship between migration and emotions in the context of couples where the husband is migrant. Especially the emotional problems of women who stay and emotions linked with the return migration of men. Both phenomena constitute a health problem without public policies that address it.
Professor Gustavo Lopez Castro is the author of the books "La Casa Dividida?, "El Rio Bravo es Charco", and "Diáspora Michoacána", among others. He has published 30 articles about migration and its relationship with families, children, social relations, mental health, and culture. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer in several universities in México, the United States, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and Ecuador. He is a member of the National System of Researchers and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In the academic year 2015-2016, Gustavo will spend his sabbatical year affiliated to the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at UIC.
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