Gender and Migration

Gender and Migration

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Gender roles, relations, and ideologies are major aspects of migration. This timely book argues that understanding gender relations is vital to a full and more nuanced explanation of both the causes and the consequences of migration, in the past and at present. Through an exploration of gendered labor markets, laws and policies, and the transnational model of migration, Caroline Brettell tackles a variety of issues such as how gender shapes the roles that men and women play in the construction of immigrant family and community life, debates concerning transnational motherhood, and how gender structures the immigrant experience for men and women more broadly.

This book will appeal to students and scholars of immigration, race and ethnicity, and gender studies and offers a definitive guide to the key conceptual issues surrounding gender and migration.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 19mm | 326g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 074568789X
  • 9780745687896
  • 1,328,609

Table of contents

Introduction: Engendering the Study of Immigration
Chapter One: The Gendered Demography of U.S. Immigration History
Chapter Two: The Gendering of Law, Policy, Citizenship, and Political Practice
Chapter Three: Gendered Labor Markets
Chapter Four: Gender and the Immigrant Family
Concluding Thoughts: A Gendered Theory of Migration
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About Caroline B. Brettell

Caroline B. Brettell is Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute at Southern Methodist University
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