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Religion and Welfare in EuropeGendered and Minority Perspectives$
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Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318972

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.001.0001

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The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women’s reproductive health

The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women’s reproductive health

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(p.235) Eleven The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women’s reproductive health
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Religion and Welfare in Europe
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Annalisa Frisina

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0011

This chapter focuses on reproductive health among migrant women in Italy. The welfare crisis in Italy and southern Europe has not only had negative effects on women, but is also a sign of the siege mentality of the European social model. Populist political movements are using religion, especially Islam and Muslim women, as a scapegoat to avoid dealing with the underlying issues of social and economic solidarity in Europe and indeed beyond. Despite the fact that this study is based on reproductive health among Muslim women, it reveals broader tensions: between conservative and progressive Catholics in Italy, and between religious and secular values in the gendered and moral crisis of the Italian welfare system. The chapter also illustrates a novel form of research dissemination—that is, the production of a video in order to raise awareness of the social rights of migrant women.

Keywords:   reproductive health, migrant women, welfare crisis, Italy, siege mentality, European social model, Islam, Muslim women, Italian welfare system

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