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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