Migrant Women and Work
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Migrant Women and Work


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Sociology of Migration

© 2006 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This volume is focused on Asian women who migrate either globally or across the Asian continent or within their respective countries in order to seek work. The contributors cover a broad terrain of issues including the changing gender composition of migration streams; the motivations of individual migrants; the different outcomes of male and female migration; and discernible patterns in the migration of women.

The distinguishing feature of this collection of original essays and case studies is that it concentrates on 'solo' migrant women. The contributors show that even though migration involves moving away from their homes, the family, both as an institution and an ideology, constraints and shapes the choices of migrant women. Additionally, the case studies demonstrate that gender ideologies remain highly resistant to modification even consequent to a radical alteration in the household division of labour owing to women's migration. On the other hand, women see migration as a way of achieving greater autonomy as well as fulfilling a role as a responsible adult.

Overall, the volume argues that the structural ramifications of women's migration extend beyond the lives of the migrant women themselves in so far as their labour plays an important role in shaping gender relations in the societies of both the migrants and their hosts.

An important contribution to the literature on migration, this volume will attract the attention of all social scientists but particularly those studying migration, gender, family, labour, sociology and anthropology.

 
Series Introduction
Anuja Agrawal
Introduction
Women, Work and Migration in Asia  
Leela Gulati
Asian Women Workers in International Labour Migration
An Overview  
Parvati Raghuram
Gendering Medical Migration
Asian Women Doctors in the UK  
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
Caring for the Filipino Family
How Gender Differentiates the Economic Causes of Labour Migration  
Chiho Ogaya
Towards an Analysis of Social Mobility of Transnational Migrant Women
The Case of Filipina Domestic Workers  
Alyson Brody
Beyond Duty and Desire
Reconsidering Motivations for Thai Women's Migration to Bangkok  
Marie Percot
Indian Nurses in the Gulf
From Job Opportunity to Life Strategy  
Anuja Agrawal
Family, Migration and Prostitution
The Case of Bedia Community of North India  
Sheila Jeffreys
The Traffic in Women
Human Rights Violation or Migration for Work?  
 
Index

The focus of this book on women migrants from different coutries in South and Southeast Asia. It examines the experiences of women who have found work in either unskilled or skilled employment, as domestic workers, doctors, nurses, workers in the entertainment or sex industries or in other capacities.

Gender, Technology and Development

The book is significant as it not only breaks the silence on the critical issue of women in migration and its complexities, but also captures its multilayered multiplicity in the era of globalisation….The book underlines the centrality of women in both international and intra-national migration, the ramifications of which has serious economic, political and socio-cultural implications in a changed global scenario.

The Tribune

The distinguishing feature of this collection of original essays and case studies is that it concentrates on `solo` migrant women….the case studies demonstrate that gender ideologies remain highly resistant to modification even consequent to a radical alteration in the household division of labour owing to women`s migration.

The Hindustan Times

A look at migrating women, especially single migrant women….focuses on Asian women who migrate globally or across the Asian continent or within their respective countries in order to seek work.

The Financial Express

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