OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Women in Transition: The Mexican Family, Migration, and the Mothers of Casa de los Angeles

TitleWomen in Transition: The Mexican Family, Migration, and the Mothers of Casa de los Angeles
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRichards, Rosalie A.
Academic DepartmentHistory
Thesis AdvisorGermeten, Nicole von
DegreeHonors Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in History
Number of Pages69
Date Published06/2008
UniversityOregon State University
CityCorvallis
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
Keywordsfamily, gender, Methodology, Mexican migration, sending communities
Abstract

Women in Transition: The Mexican Family, Migration, and the Mothers of Casa de los Angeles is broken into three parts: methodology, history of migration and gender roles, and the examination of interviews from mothers in San Miguel de Allende. Methodology explores the various ways historian collect oral histories. I focus my research on ten historians' works that study the challenges with collecting oral history.
The history of migration and gender roles is titled "Women in Transition: A Study of Migration History, Sending Communities, and Women's Gender Roles in Mexico." This studies a brief history of migration beginning with the Bracero Program of 1942. Following the history, I analyze women's roles within sending communities, Sending communities are part of the transnational community, where the people in the communities either remain at home while family members leave to find work. The last part is titled "Women in Both Worlds." This section concentrates on the women who migrate to the United States and their expected role as a woman in the household.
The final section is titled "The Women of San Miguel de Allende." The section spotlights the ten interviews from mothers at the non-profit organization, Casa de los Angeles. This section brings together the women's stories of migration, family, and life at Casa de los Angeles.