From the land of the Inca to the land of Mickey Mouse : the trajectory of female Peruvian migration from Peru to Central Florida
Peruvians have migrated for centuries, but only within the past four decades have they migrated internationally in such large numbers. Scholars of Peruvian migration have studied Peruvian communities in countries such as Argentina, Spain, Italy, Chile, Bolivia, and the United States. Within the United States, however, such research is limited to a handful of cities such as Los Angeles, California, Paterson, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida. This study examines the female Peruvian community in Central Florida, including their likely path of migration to the area, what changes in gender roles and relationships that they may have experienced as a result of such migration, and how those changes are displayed. I argue that, as a result of the female-led migration chain in Florida that originally led from Peru to Miami, and then to Central Florida, women are asserting themselves in the public sphere much more than previously thought by scholars of Peruvian migration. In order to study all of these factors, I have examined literature on Peruvian migration and international Latina migration. My conclusions are based on a synthesis of this data, as well as anthropological participant observation.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
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Urdzik, Patricia S., "From the land of the Inca to the land of Mickey Mouse : the trajectory of female Peruvian migration from Peru to Central Florida" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1061.