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Women, Migration and Citizenship
Making Local, National and Transnational Connections




ISBN 9780754643791
Published June 9, 2006 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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Given the recent and rapid changes to migration patterns and citizenship processes, this volume provides a timely, compelling, empirical and theoretical study of the gendered implications of such developments. More specifically, it draws out the multiple connections between migration and citizenship concerns and practices for women. The collection features original research that examines women's diverse im/migrant and refugee experiences and exposes how gender ideologies and practices organize migrant citizenship, in its various dimensions, at the local, national and transnational levels. The volume contributes to theoretical debates on gender, migration and citizenship and provides new insights into their interrelation. It includes rich case studies that range from the Philippines and Somalia to the Caribbean and from Australasia to Canada and Britain. Designed to have a multidisciplinary appeal, it is suitable for courses on migration, diversity, gender, race, ethnicity, law and public policy, comparative politics and international relations.

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Biography

Evangelia Tastsoglou is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University, Canada. Her research and teaching are focused on gender and international migration; immigrant women in Canada; diasporas; multiculturalism; and migration and development. She is the leader of the 'Gender, Migration and Diversity / Immigrant Women' research domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre of Excellence. She is currently the principal investigator in a three-year project on 'Security and Immigration, Changes and Challenges: Immigrant and Ethnic Minorities in Atlantic Canada Presumed Guilty?' Alexandra Dobrowolsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary's University, Canada. She has published in areas that include: constitutional and social policy; women and politics; political parties and social movements; as well as on citizenship and democracy more broadly. She is currently working on two research projects, one dealing with security, immigration and citizenship, and the other on social cohesion and changing citizenship regimes.

Reviews

'This edited collection performs a remarkable feat: by examining a rich array of case studies simultaneously through three lenses - gender, migration and citizenship - the contributors not only elucidate complex elements of their individual topics, but also expose and sharpen facets of each analytical lens...theoretical sophistication, methodological precision and nuanced analysis...' Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto, Canada '...rich cases demonstrate the agency of (im)migrant women as they negotiate citizenship and belonging in multiple arenas (political, economic, social and psychological) and at multiple levels (global, national and local). This groundbreaking collection is important for scholars across social science disciplines.' Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta, Canada 'Combining theory with well researched case studies, the authors of this excellent multidisciplinary volume raise key questions and offer important insights on the complexity of im/migrant women's experiences. They challenge us to rethink the subject of im/migrant women and citizenship in new ways.' Margaret Abraham, Hofstra University, USA '...constitutes a significant intervention in the debates surrounding gender and migration in a globalized economy and offers a convincing blend of theoretical reflection and case studies to demonstrate that neither migration nor citizenship can be adequately conceptualized without due regard to gender.' Journal of Contemporary European Studies 'This edited collection critically contributes to feminist and transnationalist theories of citizenship through collating diverse and empirically rich analyses of the experiences of women migrants...This is an absorbing book that will interest researchers of gender, migration and/or citizenship at various levels, and across various disciplines.' Political Studies Review 'The chapters in this book provide a timely analysis of power, exclusion, identity and gender within contemporary migration