Migrant mothers, Racialised Children. Dilemmas , Struggles and Visions H

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • mothers, migration, racism, intergenerational bonds

Description

The aim of the study is to analyse the various ways through which migrant mothers deal with racialized positions, understanding mothering and community and work place activism as citizenship practices in their own right and also as a key component to understand the formation of new social identities. The project aims also to grasp intergenerational transmissions interacting with process of migration and experiences of gendered racism in three main areas; the labour market, the neighbourhood and the domestic sphere. Theoretically the project combines the notion of everyday racism with intersectional perspectives and theories of mothering. Methodologically the project is a qualitative inspired feminist analysis of 120 migrant mothers (through in depths interviews) and their adult children (through focus groups). The project analyses the period between 1970 and 2015 identifying four different historical settings shaping ideological, material and institutional conditions for the formation, negotiating and challenge of racialized subject positions. These periods involved not only different migration regimes and regulatory practices regarding asylum rights, family reunification, labour migration and integration policies but also an increased normalization of everyday racism in the labour market, housing provision and welfare policies.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2017/01/012020/10/20

Participants