Migration, Gender and Care Economy
This volume closely analyses women’s role and experiences in migration (internal and international) and its interlinkages with the care economy in their functions as nurses and paid domestic workers as well as unpaid carers. Bringing together case studies from across India and other parts of the world, the essays in the volume capture the characteristics and specificities of female migration in different settings — be it for economic or associational reasons, or as left behind members. The book also looks at gender-specific discriminations and vulnerabilities along with the empowering aspects of migration.
This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of migration, gender studies, sociology, and social anthropology, as well as development studies, demography, and economics.
1. Migration and Gender Landscape: Labour Demands, Care Work, and Cultural Pressures 2. Women’s Migration and Chronic Poverty: Case Study of Chennai Slum Dwellers 3. A Critical Review of Keralite Migrant Women’s Work in the Gulf Region 4. Nursing Labour, Employment Regimes, and Affective Spaces: Experiencing Migration in the City of Kolkata 5. Mobility, Accessibility, and Inclusion: Spatial Politics of Gendered Migrant Domestic Labour 6. Women Left Behind: Results from Kerala Migration Surveys 7. International Migration and Impact of Remittances on left-behind Wives: A Case Study of the Doaba Region of Punjab 8. An Understanding of the Social Space of Left behind Females: A Study of the Dogra Community from Jammu Region 9. Fractured Between Two Worlds: Narratives on the Gendered Experiences of Two Generations of Immigrant Indian-Hindu Women in Canada 10. Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward: A Step Ahead? 11. Transnational Migration and Gendered (Re)organization of Elder care 12. Domestic Worker Mobility to Mobilization: A Case for Closer Engagement with Civil Society and Local Actors in Policy and Praxis