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Elisabeth Kirndörfer, Madlen Pilz
"Tense encounters"
How migrantised women design and reimagine urban everyday life
DOI: 10.14361/9783839448403-017
We discuss the 'postmigrant condition' of contemporary Western European societies at the example of women's initiatives which aim at promoting encounter between women with and without a history of forced migration. We analyse these initiatives in their potential to forge affective spaces of solidarity and empowerment while at the same time being embedded in hegemonic discursive dynamics of othering and differentiation. Against this background, we ask: Under which conditions can women's initiatives become sites of trust, comfort and solidarity and thus of micro-political struggle? Which paradoxical dynamics can practices of solidarity and empowerment engender in contexts of uneven power relations?