Violent and Non-Violent Gender Lessons from the Southern European and the Juarez, Mexico Refugee Crisis

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30
Oral Presentation
Joanna HADJICOSTANDI-ANANG, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA
This presentation is based on qualitative research that has been conducted in Greece, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and the Permian Basin, of Southwestern Texas. The women interviewed were both undocumented migrants, as well as refugees, who have provided a magnificent collection of personal narratives that illustrated the disparities in the distribution of economic and political resources both in Southern Europe, Northern Mexico and in the Southwestern U.S. The analysis of these women's narratives enables us to witness the rich, dynamic and diverse historical trends of human suffering and empowerment in those regions, and the similarities in their experiences, since they were all affected by a male dominated paradigm of Border-crossings (Fronteras). The presentation will explore more than one level of Border-crossings in a theoretical analysis of multidimensional intersectionality.