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Feminism and Migration.

By: Bonifacio, Glenda Tibe.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.International Perspectives on Migration, 1: Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2012Description: 1 online resource (311 p.).ISBN: 9789400728318.Subject(s): Emigration and immigration -- Cross-cultural studies | Feminism -- Cross-cultural studies | Feminist theory -- Cross-cultural studies | Women -- Identity -- Cross-cultural studiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminism and MigrationDDC classification: 305.42 | 305.420954 LOC classification: HQ1154Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Feminism and Migration; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Feminism and Migration: An Overview; 1.2 Feminist Inspirations; 1.3 Synopses of Chapters; References; Part I: Theorizing Feminisms in Migration; Chapter 2: Intersectional-Gender and the Locationality of Women "in Transit"; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Challenging the West vs. "Third-world" Binarism; 2.3 Multicentering Feminism and Locationality of Women "in Transit"; 2.4 Locationality of Women "in Transit" as Being Within/out; 2.5 Intersectional-Gender; 2.6 Conclusion; References
Chapter 3: Synergies Between Feminist Thought and Migration Studies in Mexico (1975-2010)3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Historical Overview of Two Converging Trajectories: Feminist Thought and Migration Studies; 3.3 Reshaping Gender Relations Through Migration; 3.3.1 Women Who Leave; 3.3.2 Women Who Stay; 3.4 Feminist Thought and Action: Cross-Border Collaboration at the Gender-Migration Nexus; 3.4.1 Abandoned Wives and Children in Limbo; 3.4.2 Migration, Asylum-Seeking and Domestic Violence; 3.5 Conclusion; References
Chapter 4: Fragmented Migrant (Her)Stories: Multi-sited Ethnography and Feminist Migration Research4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Within and Beyond Situated Knowledge and Positionality; 4.3 Rethinking Research Across Difference in Migration Studies; 4.4 Multi-sited Ethnography; 4.5 Multi-sited Ethnography, Feminist Research and Gendered Migration; 4.5.1 "Here" and "There" as Interdependent Spaces; 4.5.1.1 The Case of the Strawberry Pickers; 4.5.1.2 Family Reunification; 4.5.1.3 Paulette; 4.5.2 Greater Opportunities for Reciprocity and Participation; 4.5.3 The Migrant as a Strategic Agent
4.6 ConclusionReferences; Part II: Contesting Identities and Agency; Chapter 5: Japanese Single Mothers in Australia: Negotiation with Patriarchal Ideology and Stigma in the Homeland; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Theories and Methods; 5.3 Reasons for Remaining in Australia; 5.3.1 Practical Concerns in Remaining in Australia; 5.3.1.1 Generous Social Welfare and Job Opportunities in Australia; 5.3.1.2 Children and Their Fathers; 5.3.2 Remaining in Australia as an Escape? Negotiating Patriarchal Ideology and Stigma; 5.3.2.1 Sense of Belonging and Identity; 5.4 Conclusion; References
Chapter 6: Migrant Women in Belgium: Identity Versus Feminism6.1 Introduction; 6.2 From Invisible Migrant Women to Dominated Muslim Women; 6.3 Women's Movement and Migrant Women; 6.3.1 Landscape of the Women's Movement; 6.3.2 Migrant Women in the Women's Movement; 6.3.2.1 Women's Mass Movement; Femmes Prévoyantes Socialistes (FPS); Vie Féminine (VF); 6.3.2.2 The Feminist Movement; 6.4 Critique of the Women's Movement; 6.5 (Re)building a Feminist Project; References; Chapter 7: Transgression into 'Hidden' Feminism: Immigrant Muslim Woman from India; 7.1 Introduction
7.2 Immigrant Muslim Women from India
Summary: Feminism and Migration: Cross-Cultural Engagements is a rich, original, and diverse collection on the intersections of feminism and migration in western and non-western contexts. This book explores the question: does migration empower women? Through wide-ranging topics on theorizing feminism in migration, contesting identities and agency, resistance and social justice, and religion for change, well-known and emerging scholars provide in-depth analysis of how social, cultural, political, and economic forces shape new modalities and perspectives among women upon migration. It highlights the centrality of the various meanings and interpretations of feminism(s) in the lives of immigrant and migrant women in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Eastern Europe, France, Greece, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Spain, and the United States. The well-researched chapters explore the ways in which feminism and migration across cultures relate to women''s experiences in host societies --- as women, wives, mothers, exiles, nuns, and workers---and the avenues of interactions for change. Cross-cultural engagements point to the convergence and even disjunctures between (im)migrant and non-immigrant women that remain unrecognized in contemporary mainstream discourses on migration and feminism.
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Feminism and Migration; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Feminism and Migration: An Overview; 1.2 Feminist Inspirations; 1.3 Synopses of Chapters; References; Part I: Theorizing Feminisms in Migration; Chapter 2: Intersectional-Gender and the Locationality of Women "in Transit"; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Challenging the West vs. "Third-world" Binarism; 2.3 Multicentering Feminism and Locationality of Women "in Transit"; 2.4 Locationality of Women "in Transit" as Being Within/out; 2.5 Intersectional-Gender; 2.6 Conclusion; References

Chapter 3: Synergies Between Feminist Thought and Migration Studies in Mexico (1975-2010)3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Historical Overview of Two Converging Trajectories: Feminist Thought and Migration Studies; 3.3 Reshaping Gender Relations Through Migration; 3.3.1 Women Who Leave; 3.3.2 Women Who Stay; 3.4 Feminist Thought and Action: Cross-Border Collaboration at the Gender-Migration Nexus; 3.4.1 Abandoned Wives and Children in Limbo; 3.4.2 Migration, Asylum-Seeking and Domestic Violence; 3.5 Conclusion; References

Chapter 4: Fragmented Migrant (Her)Stories: Multi-sited Ethnography and Feminist Migration Research4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Within and Beyond Situated Knowledge and Positionality; 4.3 Rethinking Research Across Difference in Migration Studies; 4.4 Multi-sited Ethnography; 4.5 Multi-sited Ethnography, Feminist Research and Gendered Migration; 4.5.1 "Here" and "There" as Interdependent Spaces; 4.5.1.1 The Case of the Strawberry Pickers; 4.5.1.2 Family Reunification; 4.5.1.3 Paulette; 4.5.2 Greater Opportunities for Reciprocity and Participation; 4.5.3 The Migrant as a Strategic Agent

4.6 ConclusionReferences; Part II: Contesting Identities and Agency; Chapter 5: Japanese Single Mothers in Australia: Negotiation with Patriarchal Ideology and Stigma in the Homeland; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Theories and Methods; 5.3 Reasons for Remaining in Australia; 5.3.1 Practical Concerns in Remaining in Australia; 5.3.1.1 Generous Social Welfare and Job Opportunities in Australia; 5.3.1.2 Children and Their Fathers; 5.3.2 Remaining in Australia as an Escape? Negotiating Patriarchal Ideology and Stigma; 5.3.2.1 Sense of Belonging and Identity; 5.4 Conclusion; References

Chapter 6: Migrant Women in Belgium: Identity Versus Feminism6.1 Introduction; 6.2 From Invisible Migrant Women to Dominated Muslim Women; 6.3 Women's Movement and Migrant Women; 6.3.1 Landscape of the Women's Movement; 6.3.2 Migrant Women in the Women's Movement; 6.3.2.1 Women's Mass Movement; Femmes Prévoyantes Socialistes (FPS); Vie Féminine (VF); 6.3.2.2 The Feminist Movement; 6.4 Critique of the Women's Movement; 6.5 (Re)building a Feminist Project; References; Chapter 7: Transgression into 'Hidden' Feminism: Immigrant Muslim Woman from India; 7.1 Introduction

7.2 Immigrant Muslim Women from India

Feminism and Migration: Cross-Cultural Engagements is a rich, original, and diverse collection on the intersections of feminism and migration in western and non-western contexts. This book explores the question: does migration empower women? Through wide-ranging topics on theorizing feminism in migration, contesting identities and agency, resistance and social justice, and religion for change, well-known and emerging scholars provide in-depth analysis of how social, cultural, political, and economic forces shape new modalities and perspectives among women upon migration. It highlights the centrality of the various meanings and interpretations of feminism(s) in the lives of immigrant and migrant women in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Eastern Europe, France, Greece, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Spain, and the United States. The well-researched chapters explore the ways in which feminism and migration across cultures relate to women''s experiences in host societies --- as women, wives, mothers, exiles, nuns, and workers---and the avenues of interactions for change. Cross-cultural engagements point to the convergence and even disjunctures between (im)migrant and non-immigrant women that remain unrecognized in contemporary mainstream discourses on migration and feminism.

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