This book brings an intersectional perspective to border studies, drawing on case studies from across the world to consider the ways in which notably gender and race dynamics change the ways in which people cross international borders, and how diffuse and virtual borders impact on migrants' experiences.
By bringing together 11 ethnographies, the book demonstrates the necessity for in-depth empirical research to understand the class, gender and race inequalities that shape contemporary borders. In doing so the volume sheds light on how migration control produces gendered violence at physical borders but also through the politics of vulnerability across borders and social boundaries. It places embodied narratives at the heart of the analysis which sheds light on the agency and the many patterns of resistance of migrants themselves.
As such, it will appeal to scholars of migration and diaspora studies with interests in gender.
Jane Freedman, Alice Latouche, Nina Sahraoui, Glenda Santana de Andrade, Elsa Tyszler
Part I: Conceptualising and Questioning the Politics of Vulnerability across Borders
Chapter 1- Fooled by a Mirage: Nigerian migrant women's 'voluntary' return from Libya and the IOM
Chapter 2- Crossing the borders of intimacy: gender, extimacy and vulnerability assessment in Greece
Chapter 3- Silencing queer asylum seekers within the French reception system: an intersectional analysis of a continuum of institutional violence
Part II: Resisting Violence: Gendered Experiences of Borders
Chapter 4- At the Borderscape: experiences of Syrian women fleeing into Turkey and Jordan
Glenda Santana de Andrade
Chapter 5- Between violence and power to act: Migrant women’s resistance at the Morocco-Spain border
Chapter 6- Gendered Insecurities: Exploring the continuum of Sexual Gender-Based Violence Experiences of Refugee Women in South Africa
Victoria Mutambara, Jane Freedman, Tamaryn Crankshaw, Yasmin Rajah
Chapter 7- A migratory journey between vulnerability and agency: the case of queer exiles in Istanbul
Part III: Migrants’ Gendered Agency across Social Boundaries
Chapter 8- Women border guards coping with migration: The case of Yemeni women in Djibouti
Chapter 9- Navigating borders as good wives/good citizens: Experiences of Indian marriage migrant women in Canada
Chapter 10- From reproductive labour to e-entrepreneurship, from wife and mother to 'connected entrepreneur'. Case study from Chinese marriage-migrants in Taiwan
Chapter 11- How to get to the right side of the border: Perinatal health education for pregnant foreign women in France