Managing work and family life through religious participation: a comparative approach between Muslim, Hindu and Christian migrant women in Lisbon, Portugal

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Abstract

This paper aims to discuss the influence of religion on the reconfiguration of workfamily relations promoted by three groups of migrant women to deal with the Portuguese economic crisis and labour market contraction whose effects have been more marked than in many other E.U. countries. Comparative ethnographic research has brought to light how female religious participation generates social capitals and converts them in material and work-family reconciliation resources thus mitigating vulnerabilities or triggering beneficial results that affect the lives of families in both the short and long term. Despite the differences in mobilizing religious resources to manage work and family life within the three groups, the achievement of such a ‘balance’
depends on a similar religious construction of female self which is developed against an individualized notion of personhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-138
Number of pages22
JournalAG About Gender
Volume3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Work-family balance
  • Religious participation
  • Gender dynamics
  • Portugal
  • Social capitals

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