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‘Desire Across Borders’ : Love, Globalization, and Modern Marriage in Rural Mexico

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
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Jennifer Hirsch, professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, draws on more than a decade of ethnographic engagement with a small town in rural Western Mexico, and with Mexican migrants in the United States, to explore changes in the ideals and practices of love, sexuality, and marriage in rural Mexico, and the way that these changes are (and are not) shaped by the broader context of Mexico-US circular migration. Professor Hirsch is the author of A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families, as well as lead author of the recently published, jointly written comparative ethnography of infidelity, The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV.

Dec. 07, 2011 - 6:00PM