Mulheres imigrantes em Portugal

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Subtitle: discurso normativo e mediático de 2004 a 2007
Author list: Castilhos, D.
Publisher: Universidad de Salamanca
Place: Salamanca
Publication year: 2013
Languages: Portuguese-Portugal (PT-PT)


The situation of immigrant women in Portugal during the period 2004 to
2007, was addressed with two approaches: the gender perspective in the
pursuit of stereotypes that influence the social roles of women and men,
and Human Rights by the valuation of legal norms and articles in the
press, in light of the paradigm of international discourse of the UN. As
a basic hypothesis for this investigation, it is stated that the
increase in female immigration was not adequately covered by the
normative discourse or media, this phenomenon that invisibly. Official
statistics are being studied to compare with information gathered
directly by way of interviews with women from immigrant communities more
representative, ie, Cape Verdean, Brazilian and Ukrainian. The survey
lists the main legislative standards that underpin the Immigration
Policy, which is analyzed on the basis of international legal
instruments in government programs, and case law that applies these
laws. The news sources help the political context that culminates in the
drafting of laws regulating the situation of immigrants. The analysis
of form and content of articles was applied to the Publico, Correio da
Manhã, Jornal de Notícias and Diário de Notícias. It was found that the
press tends to produce inappropriate stereotypes that associate the
image of immigrant crime, lawlessness and prostitution. For the analysis
of law and jurisprudence, there is what are the rights and guarantees
that the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic attributed to
immigrants, was correlated with changes in immigration laws to the
social and political change, drawing a parallel between the
characteristics of Government legislation and the discourse on
immigration policy by identifying the standards specifically aimed at
immigrant women and pointing out situations that reveal gender
inequality. We conclude that ignorance by the public authorities of the
survival strategies of migrant women and devaluation of their
emancipatory projects, excludes and marginalizes a population
characterized by being so vulnerable. That is, both the invisibility and
the distorted speech, both normative and media, further weaken the
social position of these women.


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