Gender and Migration

A Gender-Sensitive Approach to Migration Dynamics

Edited by Christiane Timmerman, Maria Lucinda Fonseca, Lore Van Praag, and Sónia Pereira

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The impact of gender on migration processes

Considering the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between gender relations and migration, the contributions in this book approach migration dynamics from a gender-sensitive perspective. Bringing together insights from various fields of study, it is demonstrated how processes of social change occur differently in distinct life domains, over time, and across countries and/or regions, influencing the relationship between gender and migration. Detailed analysis by regions, countries, and types of migration reveals a strong variation regarding levels and features of female and male migration. This approach enables us to grasp the distinct ways in which gender roles, perceptions, and relations, each embedded in a particular cultural, geographical, and socioeconomic context, affect migration dynamics. Hence, this volume demonstrates that gender matters at each stage of the migration process. In its entirety, Gender and Migration gives evidence of the unequivocal impact of gender and gendered structures, both at a micro and macro level, upon migrant’s lives and of migration on gender dynamics.

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Contributors: Marianna Bacci Tamburlini (Universidade de Lisboa), Milena Belloni (University of Antwerp), Kitti Baracsi (University of Pécs), Kamila Fiałkowska (University of Warsaw), Hilde Greefs (University of Antwerp), Kenneth Hemmerechts (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Alexandra Parrs (University of Antwerp), Ferruccio Pastore (Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull'Immigrazione FIERI Torino), Alina Poghosyan (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia), Ilse Ruyssen (Ghent University), Sara Salomone (Ghent University and UNU-CRIS), Romina Seminario Luna (Lausanne University), Christiane Timmerman (University of Antwerp), Lore Van Praag (University of Antwerp), Thomas Verbruggen (University of Antwerp), Zeynep Zümer Batur (University of Antwerp)

Part I: Gendered structures and relations
1. Labour migration from South Caucasus: A lost chance for women’s empowerment 
Alina Poghosyan

2. ‘Marriage of convenience’ regulations in Portugal: Gendered constructions of (il)legality 
Marianna Bacci Tamburlini

3. Immigration controls creating highly skilled precarious workers: South American migrant women’s and men’s professional trajectories in the care and academic sectors
Romina Seminario Luna

4. Cyber space: a refuge for hegemonic masculinity among Polish migrants in the UK 
Kamila Fiałkowska

5. Future: Nowhere? – Stories of young Roma girls from Neapolitan peripheries
Kitti Baracsi

Part II: Migration trajectories: Origins and destinations 
6. Gender discrimination as a driver of female migration 149
Ilse Ruyssen and Sara Salomone

7. Foreign domestic servants in Antwerp: A comparative regional approach on female migration trajectories to nineteenth-century European cities 
Thomas Verbruggen and Hilde Greefs

8. The vulnerable refugee woman, from Damascus to Brussels 195
Alexandra Parrs

9. Women in Mediterranean asylum flows: Current scenario and ways forward 
Milena Belloni, Ferruccio Pastore and Christiane Timmerman

10. Gendered migration aspirations in Turkey: The importance of the ‘culture of migration’ 
Christiane Timmerman, Zeynep Zümer Batur and Lore Van Praag


About the authors 

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 234 × 156 × 15 mm

268 pages

B&W illustrations

ISBN: 9789462701632

Publication: November 26, 2018

Series: CeMIS Migration and Intercultural Studies 3

Languages: English

Stock item number: 125231

Christiane Timmerman (†) was professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) at the University of Antwerp.
Lore Van Praag is the director of the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies at the University of Antwerp.
Maria Lucinda Fonseca is Professor and President of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) at the Universidade de Lisboa and scientific coordinator of the research group MIGRARE – Migration, Spaces and Societies at the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) at the same institution.
Sónia Pereira is postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) at the Universidade de Lisboa.