Spazi e relazioni di cura per le donne richiedenti asilo

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Valeria Bochi


In a context of second non-emergency hospitality, the article analyzes the
interaction between social workers, medical staff and asylum seekers women, considering
their sexual and reproductive health and the asymmetrical relationships among them.
Reproduction is an interesting prism to analyze not only the dynamics of power/subjection
in the construction of women subjectivity "in transit", but also to highlight the interaction
between the staff involved in this relationship. This constitutes the physical and symbolic
space where the vulnerability of women and their children is actively built. During
this interaction pregnancy, motherhood, contraception, abortion become dimensions
lived and acted differently and where this difference can lead to opposition, resistance,
discrimination or violence, especially when real or presumed attempts to shape women's
sexual and reproductive customs to European standards are determined.

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BOCHI, Valeria. Spazi e relazioni di cura per le donne richiedenti asilo. Antropologia Pubblica, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 49 - 66, july 2021. ISSN 2531-8799. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2023. doi: