‘It’s always difficult for women’: an analysis of the life stories of sub-Saharan migrant women

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Title: ‘It’s always difficult for women’: an analysis of the life stories of sub-Saharan migrant women
Authors: Gutiérrez García, Ana Isabel | Jiménez-Ruiz, Ismael | Siles González, José | Perpiñá-Galvañ, Juana | Solano-Ruiz, MCarmen
Research Group/s: Enfermería y Cultura de los Cuidados (EYCC) | Person-centred Care and Health Outcomes Innovation / Atención centrada en la persona e innovación en resultados de salud (PCC-HOI)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Women | Migrant | West Africa | Spain | Life stories
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2023
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Journal of Biosocial Science. 2024, 56(2): 376-390. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932023000135
Abstract: The aim of this study was to understand the perspectives of female residents of Spain from West Africa in terms of the factors that condition their lives. Pierre Bourdieu’s theory and the model of intersectionality formed the framework we used to qualitatively analyse the life stories of these women, which was complemented with life lines. The results showed us that traditional practices such as female genital mutilation and forced marriage are part of the social habitus of this group and they relate to each other through the several types of violence that occurs throughout their lives. In addition, in reference to the African community, these women were no longer African, while in terms of the Spanish community, they did not seem Spanish. At a health, political, and social level, this knowledge can help us to understand this group and to create personalised targeted interventions for them.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/136112
ISSN: 0021-9320 (Print) | 1469-7599 (Online)
DOI: 10.1017/S0021932023000135
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932023000135
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