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Gender and Migration

Edited by Katie Willis, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and Brenda Yeoh, Associate Professor of Geography and Director, Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore
This volume demonstrates the ways in which a gender perspective has been incorporated into existing themes and methods of migration research and has also led to the development of new areas of interest. It draws together the most important published articles on gender and migration in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia in order to highlight major theoretical developments relating to employment, gender relations, household organisation, identity, citizenship, transnationalism and migration policy. In the introduction the editors provide an overview of these key developments in gender and migration research, as well as suggesting topics for future research.
Extent: 560 pp
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Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 978 1 84064 073 1
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This volume demonstrates the ways in which a gender perspective has been incorporated into existing themes and methods of migration research and has also led to the development of new areas of interest. It draws together the most important published articles on gender and migration in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia in order to highlight major theoretical developments relating to employment, gender relations, household organisation, identity, citizenship, transnationalism and migration policy. In the introduction the editors provide an overview of these key developments in gender and migration research, as well as suggesting topics for future research.

Gender and Migration will be a valuable resource for demographers, geographers and gender studies researchers.
‘. . . introduces the reader to a range of informative, interesting, persuasive and well-argued papers on gender and migration. As such, it represents an important and overdue acknowledgement of the centrality of gender to explanations and accounts of international migration.’
– Allen White, Progress in Human Geography

‘This collection belongs on migration researchers’ shelves, and should be adopted as the primary text in seminars on gender and migration. But it should also be read more widely than its title implies, because the work collected suggests future directions for a range of various subfields within the discipline. The editors have done the discipline a service by bringing together such a powerful collection of writings, and by organizing this research under the rubric of gender and migration studies.’
– Rachel Silvey, Annals of the Association of American Geographers
21 articles, dating from 1990 to 1998
Contributors include: E. Avila, A. Bakan, S. Chant, P. Hondagneu-Sotelo, N. Kibria, P. Pessar, J. Salaff, D. Stasiulis, T.-D. Truong, H. Zlotnik
Contents:

Acknowledgements • Introduction

Part I: Gender and Migration Theory
1. Caroline Wright (1995), ‘Gender Awareness in Migration Theory: Synthesizing Actor and Structure in Southern Africa’
Part II: Households and Reproduction
2. Hania Zlotnik (1995), ‘Migration and the Family: The Female Perspective’
3. Sylvia Chant (1991), ‘Gender, Migration and Urban Development in Costa Rica: The Case of Guanacaste’
Part III: Gender and International Labour Migration
4. Thanh-Dam Truong (1996), ‘Gender, International Migration and Social Reproduction: Implications for Theory, Policy, Research and Networking’
5. Mirjana Morokvasic (1993), ‘“In and Out” of the Labour Market: Immigrant Women in Europe’
Part IV: Circular Migration
6. Mark Ellis, Dennis Conway and Adrian J. Bailey (1996), ‘The Circular Migration of Puerto Rican Women: Towards a Gendered Explanation’
Part V: Migration as Gendered Work
7. Janet W. Salaff (1997), ‘The Gendered Social Organization of Migration as Work’
Part VI: Migration and Gender Relations
8. Nazli Kibria (1990), ‘Power, Patriarchy, and Gender Conflict in the Vietnamese Immigrant Community’
9. Patricia R. Pessar (1994), ‘Sweatshop Workers and Domestic Ideologies: Dominican Women in New York’s Apparel Industry’
Part VII: Social Constructions of Female Migrants
10. Lesley Gill (1993), ‘“Proper Women” and City Pleasures: Gender, Class, and Contested Meanings in La Paz’
11. Richa Nagar (1998), ‘Communal Discourses, Marriage, and the Politics of Gendered Social Boundaries among South Asian Immigrants in Tanzania’
12. Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Shirlena Huang (1998), ‘Negotiating Public Space: Strategies and Styles of Migrant Female Domestic Workers in Singapore’
Part VIII: Gender, Migration and Constructions of National Identity
13. Julia Bush (1994), ‘“The Right Sort of Woman”: Female Emigrators and Emigration to the British Empire, 1890–1910’
Part IX: Gender and Transnationalism
14. Marixsa Alicea (1997), ‘“A Chambered Nautilus”: The Contradictory Nature of Puerto Rican Women’s Role in the Social Construction of a Transnational Community’
15. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila (1997), ‘“I’m Here, But I’m There”: The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood’
Part X: Gendered Participation in Immigrant Politics
16. Michael Jones-Correa (1998), ‘Different Paths: Gender, Immigration and Political Participation’
Part XI: Gender, Migration and Citizenship
17. Daiva Stasiulis and Abigail B. Bakan (1997), ‘Negotiating Citizenship: The Case of Foreign Domestic Workers in Canada’
Part XII: Accompanying Spouses
18. Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Louise-May Khoo (1998), ‘Home, Work and Community: Skilled International Migration and Expatriate Women in Singapore’
19. Arpita Chattopadhyay (1997), ‘Family Migration and the Economic Status of Women in Malaysia’
Part XIII: Women ‘Left Behind’
20. Bridget O'Laughlin (1998), ‘Missing Men? The Debate Over Rural Poverty and Women-headed Households in Southern Africa’
Part XIV: Gender and Refugees
21. Eve Hall (1990), ‘Vocational Training for Women Refugees in Africa’
Name Index