Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Hardback Studies in Global Social History / Studies in Global Migrati

Volume editor Dirk Hoerder, Volume editor Amarjit Kaur

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 584 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 240mm x 36mm | 1,020g
  • Publication date: 2 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004251367
  • ISBN 13: 9789004251366
  • Illustrations note: 45 black & white illustrations, 31 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,095,496

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"Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations" connects the 19th- proletarian and the 20th-and 21st-century domestics and caregiver labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It integrates male and female migrations and employs a systems approach with human agency perspectives.

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Dirk Hoerder has taught worldwide migrations, borderland interactions, and sociology of acculturation at University of Bremen and Arizona State University and in Toronto and Paris. Publications include Cultures in Contact (Duke University Press, 2002), Historical Practice of Diversity (Berghahn Books, 2003), Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims (Brill, 2011). Amarjit Kaur teaches at the University of New England, Australia, and focuses on international labour migration, forced migration in Southeast Asia, and issues of governance, inequality and labour rights. Publications include Wage Labour in Southeast Asia since 1840 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Women Workers in Industrialising Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

Table of contents

List of Maps, Tables and Figures INTRODUCTION Understanding International Migration: Comparative and Transcultural Perspectives, Amarjit Kaur and Dirk Hoerder Transcultural Approaches to Gendered Labor Migration: From the Nineteenth-Century Proletarian to Twenty-First-Century Caregiver Migrations, Dirk Hoerder Globalizing the Household in East Asia, Mike Douglass ATLANTIC WORLD: EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS Domestic Service and Urbanization in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, Elizabeth A. Kuznesof Feminisation of Migration and Problematisation of Migration: Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth century, Marlou Schrover Migration and Family Systems in Russia and the Soviet Union, Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries, Gijs Kessler Femina migrans: Agency of European Women Migrating to Domestic Work in North America, 1880s to 1950s, Christiane Harzig and Dirk Hoerder THE AFRICAS AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Interdependence to Convergence: Migration, Men, and Work in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1800-1975, Dennis D. Cordell Migrations in the Maghreb and Western Mediterranean, Kamel Kateb and Hassene Kassar "Women Were Strong": Gender and Immigration from the Eastern Mediterranean, Akram Khater THE ASIAS Chinese Emigration in Global Context, 1850-1940, Adam McKeown Japan, Labour Migration, and the Global Order of Difference, Vera Mackie Shifting Geographies of Migration in Southeast Asia: Continuity and Change in Proletarian and Gendered Migrations, Amarjit Kaur Migration into Thailand: Change and Continuity from a Gender Perspective, Patcharawalai Wongboonsin CASE STUDIES: SOUTHEAST ASIAN DOMESTIC AND CARE-WORKER MIGRATIONS Indonesian Domestic Workers Overseas: Their Position and Protection in the Global Labour Market, Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen and Aswatini Raharto From Amah-chieh to Indonesian Maids: A Comparative Study in the Context of Malaysia circa 1930s-1990s, Ooi Keat Gin Women Migrant Workers and Visibility in Malaysia: The Role of Media in Society, Kiranjit Kaur ADJUSTING FAMILY LIFE / GLOBALIZING CAREWORK AND HOUSEHOLDING Rethinking the "Left-Behind" in Chinese Migrations: A Case of Liberating Wives in 1950s South China, Shelly Chan Marriage Migration: Love in Brokered Marriages in Contemporary Japan, Tomoko Nakamatsu Migration and Transformation: The Gendering of International Migration from the Philippines in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries, Rochelle Ball Notes on Contributors Index