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Transnational Motherhood and the Production of Subjectivity: Experiences of migrant Brazilian women living in London

Carpenedo, Manoela, Nardi, Henrqiue (2016) Transnational Motherhood and the Production of Subjectivity: Experiences of migrant Brazilian women living in London. Cadernos Pagu, (48). ISSN 0104-8333. E-ISSN 1809-4449. (doi:10.1590/18094449201700490012) (KAR id:76150)

Abstract

This study explores how transnational motherhood is experienced by a group of Brazilian women participating in the global care chain. Our analysis indicates that transnational motherhood is an experience ripe with contradictions and emotional constraints. On one hand, transnational motherhood can subjugate women for not conforming to conventional motherhood norms. On the other hand, the migratory experience allows women to (re)negotiate their maternal roles, producing new meanings for care and mothering practices.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1590/18094449201700490012
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Manoela Carpenedo
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 13:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/76150 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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Carpenedo, Manoela.

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