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ACEROS, Juan C.; DUQUE, Tatiana  and  PALOMA, Virginia. Activism among female migrant domestic workers: a qualitative study in southern Spain. Estud. front [online]. 2023, vol.24, e116.  Epub June 02, 2023. ISSN 2395-9134.

Domestic work is an oppressive occupational niche for migrant women. The strategies domestic workers employ to resist this situation have been scarcely studied. This paper is interested in their activism. Through a qualitative study in southern Spain, the meaning of such socio-political action for migrant women is explored. In the spring of 2020, eleven activists from the Seville Association of Domestic Workers were interviewed. The material was subjected to content analysis. The meanings associated with their activism were grouped into four categories: (1) the horizon of “struggle”, (2) the forms of “struggle”, (3) the levels of involvement, and (4) the challenges of activism. The results are limited to a historically recent case, and to a small sample chosen purposively; however, they contribute to the understanding of migrant women’s agency, and open fields of reflection for domestic workers’ organizations.

Keywords : activism; political behavior; migrants; oppression; domestic workers.

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