Self-employment, autonomy and empowerment against patriarchal family structures

  • Maria Liapi
  • Maria Kontos


In biographical interviews with self-employed women and would-be female entrepreneurs in the Southern European countries Italy and Greece, a dominant construct became visible whereby the project of establishing self-employment was strongly interwoven with a struggle against patriarchal family structures. However, considerable differences arise on this issue in comparing interviews with women living in the metropolitan region of Athens and interviews with women living in the semi-rural region of Calabria.


Native Woman Greek Sample Ender Role Life Target Ective Condition 
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© VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Liapi
    • 1
  • Maria Kontos
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Research on Women’s IssuesAthensGreece
  2. 2.J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/ M.Germany

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