Gender and International Migration: Contributions and Cross-Fertilizations

Posted: 27 Jul 2013

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Gioconda Herrera

Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) - Ecuador

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

The focus in the gender and migration literature has moved from the recovery of women's experiences, to the mainstreaming of gender within migration studies, to intersectionality. Both mainstreaming and intersectionality have proven to be fertile grounds for cross-fertilization with other fields of social analysis beyond migration studies. This review examines three sites where this happens: migrant care work, transnational families, and gendered analysis of migration policies. First, I briefly cover the shift from a gender mainstreaming approach to an intersectionality approach. I then examine the literature on migrant care work and its contribution to the analysis of economic globalization. I continue with how analyses of transnational parenting may widen our perspective on gender and the family. Finally, I look at how work that integrates gender into its analysis of migration policies may provide new understandings of citizenship.

Suggested Citation

Herrera, Gioconda, Gender and International Migration: Contributions and Cross-Fertilizations (July 2013). Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 39, pp. 471-489, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-soc-071811-145446

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