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Gender and Migration

By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855983994
This collection explores the wide range of reasons why women and men decide to move within and outside their native countries, whether it be for employment, upon marriage or in response to conflict. It stresses the importance of seeing an individual migrant in her or his context as a member of a social network, spanning different locations.
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  • Synopsis
    The articles in this collection explore the wide range of reasons why women and men decide to move within and outside their native countries, whether it be for employment, upon marriage or in response to conflict. The authors stress the importance of seeing an individual migrant in her or his context as a member of a social network, spanning different locations. Understanding these links helps us to understand migration as part of a wider strategy for making a living. The articles also explore how migration may offer women a chance to challenge oppressive gender relations: migrants are exposed to different ways of being and doing, which show that culture is neither universal or fixed. Conversely, migration may be a route into continuing gender-based discrimination, because women become isolated from their support systems.
  • Table of Contents
    * Editorial
    Caroline Sweetman

    * 'Frustrated and displaced': Filipina domestic workers in Canada
    Nona Grandea with Joanna Kerr

    * Gujarati migrants search for modernity in Britain
    Emma Crewe and Uma Kothari

    * Workers on the move: seasonal migration and changing social relations in rural India
    Ben Rogaly

    * Food shortages and gender relations in Ikafe settlement, Uganda
    Linda Payne

    * Mental illness and social stigma: experiences in a Pakistani community in the UK
    Erica L Wheeler

    * More words but no action?; Forced migration and trafficking of women
    Francine Pickup

    * The use and abuse of female domestic workers from Sri Lanka in Lebanon
    Lina Abu-Habib

    * Migration, ethnicity, and conflict: Oxfam's experience of working with Roma communities in Tuzla, Bosnia-Hercegovina
    Alex Jones

    * Resources

    * Further reading

    * Journals and Newsletters

    * Videos

    * Organisations

    * Forced migration

    * Web sites
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Caroline Sweetman
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 72
    Format Paperback / softback
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