Memories of the struggles for the rights of immigrant women in Barcelona

Catalina Álvarez Martínez-Conde*, Clara Elena Romero Boteman, Karina Fulladosa Leal, Marisela Montenegro

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This article is the result of an intentional articulation between the authors’ activist and academic positions as feminists and anti-racists in Barcelona. Using a narrative construction, we discuss memories of the struggles for the rights of immigrant women in the city. Firstly, the memories interact with other trajectories of struggle that go beyond ‘immigrant’ identity. Secondly, the memories give an account of activisms crossed by difference, in which difference operates as a linking category, from where dialogue and interpellation relationships are established. Thirdly, the memories help to construct the body and day-to-day life within spaces of resistance, serving as an instrument alongside gender in the struggles for rights. We close the article reflecting on memory and gender as intersectional processes that offer further perspectives on resistance and immigration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-233
Number of pages19
JournalCritical Social Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


  • collective action
  • feminism
  • intersectionality
  • migrant women
  • Spain


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