The (Im)Possibilities of the Politics of Solidarity. Humanitariain Aid and Integral Support for Undocumented Transmigrants in Shelters in Mexico
Summary, in English
implementing actors from NGOs, government and international actors and the community. Their support of the migrants varies widely from the provision of water and food to integral support (medical, legal and spiritual). And at times gathers contradictory objectives from different actors. Thus, the nascent shelters along transit routes are an important case study to explore both potential resources but also limitations in addressing migrants needs in a limbo, many stuck in transit due to violence and abuse.
This paper will explore the contribution of the politics of solidarity for the transmigrant subject situation in Mexico through looking at the (i) the provision of humanitarian aid
and integral support in shelters and (ii) testimonies of transmigrants on their views of the services. This paper is based on ethnography conducted during eight months of fieldwork and qualitative in-depth interviews with human rights defenders, humanitarian action actors and transmigrants.
- Samhällsvetenskapliga fakultetskansliet
- Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
17th Nordic Migration Research Conference
2014-08-13 - 2014-08-15