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Gender and labor mobility: Bolivian feminine workers in the garment industry in São Paulo

Grant number: 15/16841-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 01, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Heinz Dieter Heidemann
Grantee:Clara Lemme Ribeiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/15299-2 - Gender and labor mobility: Bolivian feminine workers in the garment industry in São Paulo, BE.EP.MS

Abstract

The Bolivian migration flow employed in the garment industry of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo presents as a tendency its feminization. This project aims to investigate the gender relations in this migration groups. Therefore, the research articulates the concepts of labor mobility and value-dissociation to study the Bolivian immigrant women, investigating the particular conditions of insertion in the destiny society and the constitution of a gender hierarchy in the sewing shops. The mobilization of Bolivian women to São Paulo is analyzed in the context of a crisis of the abstract labor that shows its precarization. As a method, we adopted the field work with non-directive interviews with Bolivian immigrant women, visits to sewing shops in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo and a field trip to Bolivia that contemplates the analysis of gender relations in the origin society.

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RIBEIRO, Clara Lemme. Gender and labor mobility: Bolivian female workers in the garment industry of Sao Paulo. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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