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Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2052-3971
  • E-ISSN: 2052-398X



This article investigates precarity through narratives of migrant women who work as cleaners in public hospitals in Athens. It explores the ways in which the Greek recession had an impact on different women’s working experiences. The article takes a qualitative approach, embracing feminist philosophical underpinnings; semi-structured interviews were conducted along with observations in the spaces of the public hospitals. The article illustrates migrant women cleaners’ labour experiences that narrate precarity through communicative spaces of collaboration. Women’s varying manifestations of working experiences indicate that they are not products of the politics of recession. Instead, they are active, resisting, empathetic, caring and empowered agents that structure socialites that take the form of communicative spaces.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): cleaners; Greek crisis; hospitals; migrant women; precarity; resistance
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