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1st Edition

Gender and Family Among Transnational Professionals

ISBN 9780415396004
Published September 26, 2007 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

While interest in migration flows is ever-growing, this has mostly concentrated on disadvantaged migrants moving from developing to Western industrialised countries. In contrast, Euro-American mobile professionals are only now becoming an emergent research topic. Similarly, debates on the connections between gender and migration rarely consider these kind of migrants. This volume fills these gaps by investigating impact of relocation on gender and family relations among today’s transnational professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction Anne Coles and Anne-Meike Fechter  1. The Shell Ladies’ Project: Making and Remaking Home Leonie Gordon  2. Shopping for a Hypernational Home: How Expatriate Women in Kathmandu Labour to Assuage Fear Heather Hindman  3. Travelling Together?: Work, Intimacy and Home Amongst British Expatriate Couples in Dubai Katie Walsh  4. The German School in London, UK: Fostering the Next Generation of National Cosmopolitans? Fiona Moore  5. Moving Experiences: Responses to Relocation among British Military Wives Sue Jervis  6. Making Multiple Migrations: The Life of British Diplomatic Families Overseas Anne Coles  7. Becoming a Feminist in Aidland Rosalind Eyben  8. At Work and at Play in the ‘Fishbowl’: Gender Relations and Social Reproduction Among Development Expatriates in Madagascar Ritu Verma  9. From ‘Incorporated Wives’ to ‘Expat Girls’: A New Generation of Expatriate Women? Anne-Meike Fechter  10. ‘Coming to China Changed my Life’: Gender Roles and Relations among Single British Migrants Katie D. Willis and Brenda S.A. Yeoh

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Anne Coles is a Research Associate at the International Gender Studies Centre in the Department of International Development, Oxford University. She edited, together with Tina Wallace, Gender, Water and Development (2005).

Anne-Meike Fechter is a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex. Her publications include Transnational Lives: Expatriates in Indonesia (2007).


"...This is indeed an important and essential work for those interested in the anthropology of development, and I recommend it highly."

- Frank A. Salamone, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute