By Jennifer S. Hirsch
From approximately seven little ones in line with girl in 1960, the fertility fee in Mexico has dropped to approximately 2.6. Such alterations are a part of a bigger transformation explored during this e-book, a richly targeted ethnographic research of generational and migration-related redefinitions of gender, marriage, and sexuality in rural Mexico and between Mexicans in Atlanta.
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S. citizens, do not qualify for Medicaid-supported prenatal care because of their legal status, but if services are ever expanded to protect and promote Mexican-origin women’s reproductive health, a good starting place might be to know more about what these women actually think about reproduction. Anthropologists who wish to contribute to shaping the policies and programs that serve the populations with whom they work must address the generalizability of research based on nonrepresentative approaches to sampling.
The process followed in Phase I was an adequate, if imperfect, solution to the problem of how to ﬁnd a group of women living in Atlanta who were all from the same place. The ideal would have been to work with a group of women whose husbands all play on the same regionally organized soccer team ( a local or “emic” deﬁnition of what it means to be from the same place). 87 While collecting the information that led to the selection of the research communities, I learned about diversity within the communities in ways that would be useful for selecting the individual informants in the second phase of the sampling.
Imagined Crossroads. This photo, taken inside the ﬂea market on Buford Highway, shows the street signs that run throughout the building. These signs help the market’s many small merchants who sell clothes, Mexican music, herbs, food, cowboy boots and hats made in Mexico, and elaborate dresses for baptisms and ﬁrst communions locate themselves—but they also serve as a subtle reminder of how much more comfortable Mexican migrants feel strolling down these protected thoroughfares than they would at the actual intersection of Pharr Road and Peachtree Street, in the heart of Atlanta’s wealthy Buckhead community.