Gender and Immigrationby Gregory A. Kelson, Debra L. DeLaet
Pub. Date: 03/01/1999
Publisher: New York University Press
Gender and Immigration
Women and men migrate across international boundaries at roughly the same rate. Yet most scholarship assumes that international migration results primarily from the labor migration of male workers. When international female migration is acknowledged, the focus is almost exclusively on women in the low-wage labor sector of the global economy.
Gender and Immigration challenges this outlook by examining the diverse and complex ways in which women in a variety of occupational and social categories experience international relocation.
Written by experts and policymakers in the field, the timely essays collected here explore whether international migration provides women with opportunities for liberation from the subordinate gender roles of their countries of origin. Or, do migrant women face both traditional and new forms of subordination and discrimination in their host societies?
Exploring the experiences of a broad range of women, from "unskilled" workers on the U.S.-Mexican border and Filipino mail-order brides to Indian-American motel owners, Asian businesswomen, and Russian immigrants to Israel, Gender and Immigration offers a much-needed corrective to the long-standing invisibility of women in international migration research.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Invisibility of Women in Scholarship on International Migration; D.L.DeLaet PART I: THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF INTERNATIONAL FEMALE MIGRANTS Seeds for Self-Sufficiency? Policy Contradictions at the U.S.-Mexico Border; K.Staudt Labor Migration and International Sexual Division of Labor: A Feminist Perspective; Shu-Ju A.Cheng Asian Women in Business in Australia; D.Ip & C.Lever-Tracy Impact of Immigration Policy and Cultural Norms on Gender Relations Among Indian-American Motel Owners; N.N.Assar Third World Immigrant Women in American Higher Education; C.G.Manrique & G.Manrique PART II: THE SOCIAL STATUS OF INTERNATIONAL FEMALE MIGRANTS Mail Order Brides: The Legal Framework and Possibilities for Change; L.Simons Sri Lankan Tamil Immigrants in Toronto: Gender, Marriage Patterns and Sexuality; L.Morrison, S.Guruge & K.Snarr Gender Implications of Immigration: The Case of Russian-Speaking Women in Israel; L.I.Remennick Social Services for Immigrant Women in European Nations: Including Lessons from the Council of Europe's Project on Human Dignity and Social Exclusion; B.H.Bechtold & L.Dziewiecka-Bokun Conclusion: Policy Considerations for the Twenty-First Century; G.A.Kelson Index
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