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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  • Electronic book text | 248 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745687911
  • 9780745687919

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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Table of contents

Introduction: Engendering the Study of ImmigrationChapter One: The Gendered Demography of U.S. Immigration HistoryChapter Two: The Gendering of Law, Policy, Citizenship, and Political PracticeChapter Three: Gendered Labor MarketsChapter Four: Gender and the Immigrant FamilyConcluding Thoughts: A Gendered Theory of Migration
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