Niñas y niños colombianos en los Estados Unidos. Agencia, identidades y cambios culturales alrededor de la comida

  • María Claudia Duque Páramo Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Palabras clave: migración, antropología de la infancia, alimentación, creolización

Resumen

Con base en un estudio participativo y etnográfico realizado durante 2003 y 2004 en Tampa (Florida) con niñas y niños colombianos entre siete y los doce años se explora la relación entre migración, niñez, agencia, alimentación y cultura. La idea central es que los niños migrantes son agentes y actores que construyen identidades que se expresan en sus prácticas y gustos alimentarios. A la manera de un fenómeno de creolización, los inmigrantes mezclan elementos culturales de la región de origen en Colombia con elementos del nuevo contexto en los Estados Unidos, produciendo nuevos y diferentes significados y símbolos culturales. Se resalta la importancia de hacer estudios de corte antropológico que permitan reconocer las sutilezas de las experiencias de los inmigrantes, así como reconocer y valorar a los niños como agentes que construyen culturas e identidades.

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Cómo citar
Duque Páramo, M. C. (2008). Niñas y niños colombianos en los Estados Unidos. Agencia, identidades y cambios culturales alrededor de la comida. Revista Colombiana De Antropología, 44(2), 281-308. https://doi.org/10.22380/2539472X.1059

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Publicado
2008-12-01
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Movilidad y trayectorias de reconstrucción