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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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|List of Contributors|
|1||Introduction: The Invisibility of Women in Scholarship on International Migration||1|
|Pt. I||The Economic Status of International Female Migrants|
|2||Seeds for Self-Sufficiency? Policy Contradictions at the US-Mexico Border||21|
|3||Labor Migration and International Sexual Division of Labor: A Feminist Perspective||38|
|4||Asian Women in Business in Australia||59|
|5||Immigration Policy, Cultural Norms, and Gender Relations Among Indian-American Motel Owners||82|
|6||Third World Immigrant Women in American Higher Education||103|
|Pt. II||The Social Status of International Female Migrants|
|7||Mail Order Brides: The Legal Framework and Possibilities for Change||127|
|8||Sri Lankan Tamil Immigrants in Toronto: Gender, Marriage Patterns, and Sexuality||144|
|9||Gender Implications of Immigration: the Case of Russian-Speaking Women in Israel||163|
|10||Social Services for Immigrant Women in European Nations; Including Lessons from the Council of Europe's Project on Human Dignity and Social Exclusion||186|
|11||Conclusion: Policy Considerations for the Twenty-First Century||207|