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Title
'I am still waiting for my papers but 'inna Allāha ma'a al-ṣābirīn' : on religious temporality and agency in female marriage migrants' precarious migration experiences
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Abstract
Building on postcolonial, feminist and gendered migration theories and the 'turn to mobility' this article aims to explore the agency of so-called low-skilled Moroccan female marriage migrants in Flanders (Belgium). More precisely, it aims to study how religious temporality plays a role and how it shapes their experiences in a specific context of migration and precariousness. It questions how these women invoke a religious temporality in confronting the uncertainties and difficulties of which motherhood and a precarious residency status are the most challenging and stigmatising. Firstly, focussing on two ethnographic vignettes this article empirically analyses their nonlinear, risky and often undocumented trajectories laying bare a politico-discursive temporality in marriage migration, motherhood and belonging. Secondly, it analyses how exactly these women tend to challenge this bureaucratic temporality. The analyses show that through their active engagement with sabr (patience) and tawakkul (reliance on God) these women become agents.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of ethnic and migration studies. - Abingdon
Publication
Abingdon : Routledge journals, taylor & francis ltd , 2023
ISSN
1369-183X
DOI
10.1080/1369183X.2023.2284123
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-16
Article Reference
2284123
ISI
001106930400001
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Last edited 16.01.2024
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