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Migration, Trafficking and Gender Construction

Migration, Trafficking and Gender Construction
Women in Transition

First Edition
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April 2020 | 256 pages | SAGE Stree

Bringing together essays on India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Europe, Migration, Trafficking and Gender Construction: Women in Transition offers valuable insights on women’s migration and demonstrates how tremendous political upheavals—the partition of India, the creation of Burma or the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia—bring about new geography, demography and economies that are conducive to people’s displacement. Immigrants face racial-ethnic stratification, location segregation in ghettoes or camps and difficulties to access economic opportunities, leading usually to downward assimilation. Emphasizing intersectionality between gender and migration, the book highlights women’s experiences holistically and also shows how migration is closely aligned to trafficking.

Through narratives, case studies and secondary data from different regions and countries, it points out the very different significance of female labour migration compared to men’s. Ongoing conflicts and forcible displacement against ‘newcomers’, where women are particularly vulnerable, are discussed, as are the complexities of ethnic identity. This book will give readers a comprehensive idea of the scale and complexity of women’s migration today.

Foreword by Paula Banerjee
Introduction by Roli Misra
Part I: Migration, Trafficking and Work
Ena Tripura
Labour Migration in Bangladesh: Experiences of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Indigenous Women Workers
Sandhya R Mahapatro
Dynamics of Female Migration in India: Issues and Concerns
Gomati Bodra Hembrom
Interface between Migration and Trafficking: A Case of Tribal Minor Girls from Jharkhand
Sanela Bašic
Places of Migrants' Hope: Bosnian Women in Migration
Nazimuddin Siddique
Violence, Forced Migration and Vulnerability of the Adivasi Women in Western Assam
Sucharita Sengupta
Towards Emancipation or Bondage? Rohingya Women’s Narratives from Bangladesh Refugee Camps and Indian Jails
Part II: Migration and Assimilation
Sanja Cukut Krilic
Female Migrants at the Doors of Fortress Europe: The Case of Slovenia
Kati Turtiainen
Care Relations of Resettled Refugees: Case Study, Finland
Mateja Sedmak
Requestioning Identity: Female Descendants of Immigrants from Former Yugoslavia in Slovenia
Mojca Pajnik and Veronika Bajt
Precariousness of Migrant Women: Between Structural Constraints and Coping Strategies

“Appreciation is due to Roli Misra’s Migration, Trafficking and Gender Construction: Women in Transition, which seeks to make visible the gendered dimension of migration and trafficking through 10 well-researched essays by scholars from South Asia and Europe.”

The Telegraph, 11 June 2020

“If you are interested about migration studies, intersectionality, human trafficking and are looking for a fresh perspective or merely want to expand your knowledge and learn more about the topic: Migration, Trafficking and Gender Construction: Women in Transition is a must.”

Feminism in India, 30 December 2020

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