Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries: Vol. I: Gender on the Move

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Leske + Budrich, Jan 31, 2003 - Social Science - 305 pages
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The two volumes Gender and Migration: crossing borders and shifting boundaries offer an interdisciplinary perspective on women and men on the move today, exploring the diversification of migratory patterns and its implication in different parts of the world. It reflects the vibrant scholarly debates as well as unique learning and teaching experiences of the Project Area Migration, the International Women's University. While pointing to historical continuities, it is shown how contemporary ways of bridging time and space are shaped by the new opportunities - or lack of them - related to the process of globalization. This shaping is gendered. Gendering migration paves the way for further intersectional analysis. Vol. I critically examinesmobility, globalization and migration policy from a gender perspective. It includes case studies on internal and international migratory processes inand from Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Furthermore it makes an important contribution to the issue of agency and empowerment emerging from migrant women's experience.

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Dr. Mirjana Morokvasic, Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Professor, Universite Paris, France, and Institute of Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan;
Umut Erel M.A., publication of articles on cultural hybridity, citizeship and racism in Germany and migration and mothering, she was visiting scholar (junior faculty) at IFU; Kyoko Shinozaki, DAAD scholar at Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Germany, PhD candidate in sociology at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo