This article explores the role of emotions in deciding to migrate, remain and come back of a group of Spanish and Italian immigrants in Mexico. It takes a qualitative approach to the analysis of emotional aspects related to their love, family and friendship bonds, which they have build in their countries of origin or destination. It focuses on the emotional experiences of love and migration of these people. Interviews reveal that couples? decisions on living abroad are more based on the labour perspectives of men. Wives quite often quit their well-paid jobs in Spain and Italy so that their husbands can have better job opportunities, matching their academic background.
|Journal||Iztapalapa, Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|