Guest Talk Prof Stephanie Schütze
18 November 2019, 18.00, Room L-155
Institut für Ethnologie
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schütze (Freie Universität Berlin)
„Sobreviver jogando“. Female soccer teams of Bolivian migrants in São Paulo, Brazil
In Brazilian the metropolis São Paulo migrant amateur football leagues are spaces that play an essential role in the integration of migrants from Andean countries. This research project focuses on young Bolivian female football players, who have migrated to Brazil to escape from poverty and to improve their prospects of living. For many of them a regular football practice represents an instrument of survival in their difficult daily routine in Brazil. Therefore, the female migrant teams and leagues become important spaces of support and belonging. However, membership of a migrant team or a league does not happen automatically. Gender, national and regional origin as well as social networks work as factors of in- or exclusion of players. Besides, insecurities in life of migrants as well as always-changing political and social landscapes demand constant negotiations of belonging in the context of migrant amateur football leagues.
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