Gender, autonomy and return migration: negotiating street harassment in Lima, Peru

M. Cristina Alcalde

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Abstract

In this article, I approach street harassment broadly as a phenomenon to which women relate globally and as one that affects multiple aspects of their lives, or more specifically their experiences of return migration to Lima, Peru. I propose that street sexual harassment contributes to a restricted sense of autonomy among women return migrants in Lima. I emphasize that, given its pervasiveness, a consideration of street sexual harassment in relation to return migration contributes to a richer, gender-conscious understanding of women's everyday experiences as return migrants. In examining a little studied yet significant form of everyday violence against women in the context of return migration, this article contributes to the growing literature on the intersections of gender, autonomy, and migration. More specifically, I draw on the experiences of middle- and upper-class Peruvians to examine these intersections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-41
Number of pages17
JournalGlobal Networks
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Global Networks Partnership & John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Keywords

  • #METOO MOVEMENT
  • AUTONOMY
  • EVERYDAY VIOLENCE
  • GENDER
  • LIMA
  • RETURN MIGRATION
  • STREET SEXUAL HARASSMENT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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