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Revista interdisciplinaria de estudios de género de El Colegio de México

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CASTILLO, Rocío A.. Activism and Gender in the Context of Migration. Gendered Experiences and Meanings of Political Work. Rev. interdiscip. estud. género Col. Méx. [online]. 2022, vol.8, e844.  Epub Aug 15, 2022. ISSN 2395-9185.

The immigrant movement against deportations in the United States has been widely documented in the last fifteen years. Although gender as a category of analysis was incorporated at an early stage, the experiences of first-generation immigrant women in this movement have been poorly documented. Based on ethnographic research, this article analyzes the gendered, class-driven experiences of first-generation migrant women who are activists in the local immigrant movement in Austin, Texas. The aim is to understand the meanings they assign to their political work; and how these ways of understanding politics blur the sharp demarcations between the public and the private spheres, questioning androcentric ways of understanding social movements and political participation.

Keywords : immigrant women; social movements; public-private distinction; immigrant activism; care work.

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