complex between the two large cities. Through previous work with unaccompanied migrant women and children in Johannesburg, the authors identified Thembisa as a site where many young women who crossed the border from Mozambique informally, settle ( Walker and Clacherty, 2015 ; Clacherty, 2019 ). Drawn by a sense of familiarity gathered from family members or friends who had migrated before them, young women make their way from the border areas to this township. They now live mostly with peers or boyfriends/partners in rented, informally built rooms in backyards. The
235 ELEVEN The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women’s reproductive health Annalisa Frisina The first part of this chapter1 reflects on the Padua case study of the Welfare and Values in Europe: Transition Related to Religion, Minorities and Gender (WaVE) project, which focused on reproductive health and on access to local welfare for migrant women (Frisina and Cancellieri, 2012). Using participant observation and in-depth interviews, we compared the discourses and practices of migrants and welfare
297 SIXTEEN Intersectional experiences of young migrant women in Istanbul Bayram Ünal As of the early 1990s, we have witnessed increasing immigration to Turkey in line with the integration of Istanbul in the globalized economy as an important node in a world-city system (Sonmez, 1995; Keyder, 1999; Gedik, 2000; Hacisalihoglu, 2000; Radikal, 2001; Sibel, 2001; Turkiye Gazetesi, 2002). As an integral part of the global capitalist system since early 1990s, Istanbul has seen an increasing informal economy due to its geographical position and generally
69 FIVE Digital embodiments: a two-day workshop with migrant women Digital Storytelling (DS) holds particularly compelling methodological and epistemological characteristics for a feminist approach to research which is embodied, creative and participatory. This chapter draws on the research material and analytical insights recently published in the journal Methodological Innovations (Vacchelli and Peyrefitte, 2018b). In this chapter I aim to demonstrate that DS can be understood as part of a feminist approach allowing women to tell their stories in their
7 THE SOCIAL SITUATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF MIGRANT WOMEN IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY Isabelle Prondzynski Migrantwomen inthe European Community (EC) tend to suffer from a cumulation of disadvantages. The highly developed EC legislation on the free movement of workers does not cover migrants originating in Third Countries (i.e. non Member States). and the relevant national legislation does not regard dependants as migrant workers in theirown right. Migrantwomenfromwithin and outside the EC experience numerous practical difficulties in obtaining access to training
307 Families, Relationships and Societies • vol 6 • no 2 • 307–15 • © Policy Press 2017 • #FRS Print ISSN 2046 7435 • Online ISSN 2046 7443 • https://doi.org/10.1332/204674317X14937364476859 Accepted for publication 27 April 2017 • First published online 03 May 2017 open space SPECIAL ISSUE • Violence Against Women and Children in Diverse Contexts Group work: a powerful site of resistance for migrant women experiencing gender-based violence Sandhya Sharma,1 email@example.com Vicky Marsh, firstname.lastname@example.org Safety4Sisters, Manchester, UK
This chapter discusses the delivery and evaluation of a women-only physical activity and yoga programme, designed to improve physical activity levels, social isolation and wellbeing among South Asian and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) migrant women living in areas of high economic deprivation. The chapter provides an accessible insight into the aims, objectives, methods and findings of the study. It provides important recommendations on how researchers and service providers can deliver culturally tailored, community-based health interventions, and how an
337 Families, Relationships and Societies • vol 7 • no 2 • 337–39 • ©Policy Press • 2018 ISSN 2046 7435 • ISSN 2046 7443 • https://doi.org/10.1332/204674318X15233474922436 Accepted for publication 26 March 2018 • First published online 29 June 2018 ‘If only you could listen’: no recourse to public funds – migrant women’s letter to the UK Home Office Erene Kaptani, E.email@example.com University of Greenwich, London, UK Margins to Centre Stage Performance Group, Praxis, London key words Black women • citizenship • migrant motherhood • migration policy
The definition of data in qualitative research is expanding. This book highlights the value of embodiment as a qualitative research tool and outlines what it means to do embodied research at various points of the research process. It shows how using this non-invasive approach with vulnerable research participants, such as migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women can help service users or research participants to be involved in the co- production of services and in participatory research.
Drawing on both feminist and post-colonial theory, the author uses her own research with migrant women in London, focusing specifically on collage making and digital storytelling, whilst also considering other potential tools for practicing embodied research such as yoga, personal diaries, dance and mindfulness. Situating the concept of ‘embodiment’ on the map of research methodologies, the book combines theoretical groundwork with actual examples of application to think pragmatically about intersectionality through embodiment.
In the first book of its kind, Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women’s experiences of and resistances to austerity measures in France and Britain. Minority women are often portrayed as passive victims. However, Minority women and austerity demonstrates how they use their race, class, gender and legal status as a resource for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation of non-governmental organisations, the failures of left-wing politics and the patronising initiatives of policy-makers.
Using in-depth case studies, this book explores the changing relations between the state, the market and civil society which create opportunities and dilemmas for minority women activists. Through an intersectional ‘politics of survival’ these women seek to subvert the dominant narratives of ‘crisis’ and ‘activism’.