Portugal experienced in the last decade the same shift from emigration to immigration country like the other Mediterranean EU-member states. This article looks at the partly gendered character of immigration in Portugal. Nowadays, many women migrate to Portugal alone, without their children, husbands or other family members; some of these women are the main breadwinners for their families in their home countries. On the basis of the experiences of ‘single’ immigrant women, I explore their daily life situation, paying special attention to the aspects of work and interpersonal relationships. After some years of immigration, a basic difference can be identified between women, who are main breadwinner, and those without this duty, regarding the evaluation of their migration and further perspectives they see.
How to Cite
Hellermann, C., (2004) “Gendered Margins”, Ethnologia Europaea 34(1), 17-28. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1156
- This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.