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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814747322
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory A. Kelson is Executive Director of the Institute for Women and Children's Policy, an international policymaking think-tank in Chicago.

Debra L. DeLaet is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Table of Contents

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List of Contributors
Preface
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
Index 216
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