Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations

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

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Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations connects the 19th- and 20th-century labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It emphasizes macro-regional internal continuities or discontinuities and interactions between and within macro-regions. The essays look at migrant workers experiences in constraining frames and the options they seize or constraints they circumvent. It traces the development from 19th-century proletarian migrations to industries and plantations across the globe to 20th- and 21st-century domestics and caregiver migrations. It integrates male and female migration and shows how women have always been present in mass migrations. Studies on historical development over time are supplemented by case studies on present migrations in Asia and from Asia. A systems approach is combined with human agency perspectives. Contributors include Rochelle Ball, Shelly Chan, Dennis D. Cordell, Michael Douglass, Christiane Harzig, Dirk Hoerder, Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen, Hassene Kassar, Kamel Kateb, Amarjit Kaur, Kiranjit Kaur, Gijs Kessler, Akram Khater, Elizabeth A. Kuznesof, Vera Mackie, Adam McKeown, Tomoko Nakamatsu, Ooi Keat Gin, Aswatini Raharto, Marlou Schrover, and Patcharawalai Wongboonsin.

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  • Hardback | 584 pages
  • 164 x 240 x 36mm | 1,019.98g
  • Brill
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 45 black & white illustrations, 31 black & white tables
  • 9004251367
  • 9789004251366
  • 1,773,293

About Dirk Hoerder

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).

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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

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