Women, Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational Connections, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Women, Migration and Citizenship

Making Local, National and Transnational Connections, 1st Edition

By Alexandra Dobrowolsky

Edited by Evangelia Tastsoglou


272 pages

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Given the recent and rapid changes to migration patterns and citizenship processes, this volume provides a timely, compelling, empirical and theoretical study of the gendered implications of such developments. More specifically, it draws out the multiple connections between migration and citizenship concerns and practices for women. The collection features original research that examines women's diverse im/migrant and refugee experiences and exposes how gender ideologies and practices organize migrant citizenship, in its various dimensions, at the local, national and transnational levels. The volume contributes to theoretical debates on gender, migration and citizenship and provides new insights into their interrelation. It includes rich case studies that range from the Philippines and Somalia to the Caribbean and from Australasia to Canada and Britain. Designed to have a multidisciplinary appeal, it is suitable for courses on migration, diversity, gender, race, ethnicity, law and public policy, comparative politics and international relations.


'This edited collection performs a remarkable feat: by examining a rich array of case studies simultaneously through three lenses - gender, migration and citizenship - the contributors not only elucidate complex elements of their individual topics, but also expose and sharpen facets of each analytical lens…theoretical sophistication, methodological precision and nuanced analysis…' Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto, Canada '…rich cases demonstrate the agency of (im)migrant women as they negotiate citizenship and belonging in multiple arenas (political, economic, social and psychological) and at multiple levels (global, national and local). This groundbreaking collection is important for scholars across social science disciplines.' Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta, Canada 'Combining theory with well researched case studies, the authors of this excellent multidisciplinary volume raise key questions and offer important insights on the complexity of im/migrant women's experiences. They challenge us to rethink the subject of im/migrant women and citizenship in new ways.' Margaret Abraham, Hofstra University, USA '…constitutes a significant intervention in the debates surrounding gender and migration in a globalized economy and offers a convincing blend of theoretical reflection and case studies to demonstrate that neither migration nor citizenship can be adequately conceptualized without due regard to gender.' Journal of Contemporary European Studies 'This edited collection critically contributes to feminist and transnationalist theories of citizenship through collating diverse and empirically rich analyses of the experiences of women migrants…This is an absorbing book that will interest researchers of gender, migration and/or citizenship at various levels, and across various disciplines.' Political Studies Review 'The chapters in this book provide a timely analysis of power, exclusion, identity and gender within contemporary migration

About the Author/Editor

Evangelia Tastsoglou is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary's University, Canada. Her research and teaching are focused on gender and international migration; immigrant women in Canada; diasporas; multiculturalism; and migration and development. She is the leader of the 'Gender, Migration and Diversity / Immigrant Women' research domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre of Excellence. She is currently the principal investigator in a three-year project on 'Security and Immigration, Changes and Challenges: Immigrant and Ethnic Minorities in Atlantic Canada Presumed Guilty?' Alexandra Dobrowolsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary's University, Canada. She has published in areas that include: constitutional and social policy; women and politics; political parties and social movements; as well as on citizenship and democracy more broadly. She is currently working on two research projects, one dealing with security, immigration and citizenship, and the other on social cohesion and changing citizenship regimes.

About the Series

Gender in a Global/Local World

Gender in a Global/Local World

Gender in a Global/Local World critically explores the uneven and often contradictory ways in which global processes and local identities come together. Much has been and is being written about globalization and responses to it but rarely from a critical, historical, gendered perspective. Yet, these processes are profoundly gendered albeit in different ways in particular contexts and times. The changes in social, cultural, economic and political institutions and practices alter the conditions under which women and men make and remake their lives. New spaces have been created - economic, political, social - and previously silent voices are being heard. North-South dichotomies are being undermined as increasing numbers of people and communities are exposed to international processes through migration, travel, and communication, even as marginalization and poverty intensify for many in all parts of the world. The series features monographs and collections which explore the tensions in a ’global/local world’, and includes contributions from all disciplines in recognition that no single approach can capture these complex processes.

Please contact one of the editors if you have a proposal for consideration:

Jane Parpart: [email protected]

Marianne H. Marchand: [email protected]

Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel: [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration