The decision to emigrate has historically held differing promises and costs for women and for men. Exploring theories of difference in labor market participation, network formation and the immigrant organising process, on belonging and diaspora, and a theory of ‘vulnerability,’ A Global History of Gender and Migration looks critically at two centuries of the migration experience from the perspectives of women and men separately and together.
Uniquely investigating the subject globally over time, this book incorporates the history of migration in areas as far-flung as Yemen, Sudan, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Poland, the Soviet Union, the US, and the UK, an approach that allows for patterns to emerge over time. A Global History of Gender and Migration further shows that although there are various points on which migrant men and women differ, and several theories exist to explain these differences, this comprehensive guide offers a unifying thesis on the theories and practice of migration, adding to our insight into the mechanisms underlying the creation of differences between migrant men and women.
1. Introduction: Moving the Focus to the Public Sphere. Marlou Schrover and Eileen Janes Yeo. 2. Gender and Homeland in the Irish and Jewish Diasporas, 1850-1930. Eileen Janes Yeo. 3. Men and Women in Paris, 1870-1930. Leslie Page Moch. 4. Polish Liberators and Ostarbeiterinnen in Belgium During the Cold War: Mixed Marriages and their Differences for Immigrant Men and Women. Machteld Venken. 5. Why Make a Difference? Migration Policy and Making Differences Between Migrant Men and Women (The Netherlands 1945-2005). Marlou Schrover. 6. Children’s Citizenship, Motherhood and the Nation State. Betty de Hart. 7. Gendered Migrations and the Globalisation of Social Reproduction and Care: New Dialogues and Directions. Eleonore Kofman. 8. About Cleanliness, Closeness and Reliability: Somali and Ethiopian Domestic Workers in Yemen. Marina de Regt. 9. Where are the Girls? War, Displacement and the Notion of Home Among Sudanese Refugee Children. Lynette A. Jackson. Contributors. References. Index.