Havelková Hana Ezzeddine Petra

Abstract

The study is based on interviews with women with refugee experience
from the former Yugoslavia, aged 50+, who have already been living in the
Czech Republic for more than twenty years. It covers a long time period of
life in migration, which has allowed us to show that the refugee experience of
women is not linear but cyclical, gaining new significances at various stages
of women’s lives, in various social contexts and transnational environments.
There is a special focus on ageing and entrance into retirement age, when
the women find themselves under a double pressure: they are trying to safeguard
their own vulnerable position at work and at the same time to meet
the normative commitments (traditionally expected from women) regarding
transnational care of seniors. The study looks at migration from an intersectional
perspective in investigating how gender, age, ethnicity, migration status
and social class of the women we studied formed their life in the new society.

Keywords

women; gender; migration; ageing; intergenerational relations; care; social status

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Vydání: 18, 2016, 2