Title
Moroccan women in Madrid : between change and continuity Moroccan women in Madrid : between change and continuity
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Identities. - Place of publication unknown
Volume/pages
(2015) , p. 1-19
ISSN
1070-289X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article focuses on individual migration and acculturation processes experienced by Moroccan women in the area of Madrid, based on qualitative research conducted in the Spanish capital in 2008. The results show that Moroccan women restructure their daily practices through complex acculturation processes, orienting them towards both the society of origin and that of arrival. They experience a constant struggle in getting to know the traditions of Spanish society, reorienting their former traditions and inventing new solutions. Moroccan women develop new ways of adapting themselves to their situation in Madrid. This acculturation process bridges the continuity with their culture of origin and reflects changes related to the new context. The studied women move in a transnational space with rigid borders, which is intersected by several social categories such as their education, ethnicity and gender, influencing their relative position within this space.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/98729e/128927.pdf
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