Solidarity networks that challenge racialized discourses: The case of Romani immigrant women in Spain

Teresa Sordé*, Olga Serradell, Lidia Puigvert, Ariadna Munté

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Abstract

In the midst of the global financial crisis and in the 'anti-race era', Europe has witnessed a revival of deeply racialized discourses targeting the Roma, leading to new discriminatory practices and legitimating existing ones in many social domains. While westward Roma immigration has spurred these discourses, it has also favored the emergence of invisible grassroots reactions against them that need to be further analyzed. Drawing on interviews with migrant Romani women, this article aims to shed light on these unknown processes, as experienced by women in Romani women-based solidarity networks. Data show that these networks help the women to access basic social facilities, while also challenging the abovementioned racialized discourses.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)87-102
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Women's Studies
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Discrimination
  • immigration
  • racialized discourses
  • Romani women
  • solidarity networks

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