By Umut Erel, Mirjana Morokvasic, Kyoko Shinozaki (auth.), Mirjana Morokvasic, Umut Erel, Kyoko Shinozaki (eds.)
The volumes Gender and Migration: crossing borders and transferring obstacles supply an interdisciplinary standpoint on men and women at the circulate at the present time, exploring the diversification of migratory styles and its implication in several elements of the realm. It displays the colourful scholarly debates in addition to designated studying and instructing studies of the undertaking quarter Migration, the foreign Women's college. whereas pointing to ancient continuities, it truly is proven how modern methods of bridging time and house are formed by way of the recent possibilities - or loss of them - concerning the method of globalization. This shaping is gendered. Gendering migration paves the best way for extra intersectional research. Vol. I seriously examinesmobility, globalization and migration coverage from a gender viewpoint. It contains case experiences on inner and overseas migratory techniques inand from Latin the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and North the US. moreover it makes a major contribution to the difficulty of business enterprise and empowerment rising from migrant women's event.
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Extra info for Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries: Vol. I: Gender on the Move
7 Such questions brought us to the next question of how class might shape the category of gender and woman to either advance national coherence, or to constitute new forms of divisions. Most pertinent for me was thinking with fellow students about strategies that would have to be developed in order to prevent an interpretation of post-apartheid human rights from effectively degenerating into ethnicised men's rights. ) male? And counter-measures? The litany of questions is endless. Suffice it to say that this kind of discussion placed gender and identity politics squarely within the overarching thrust of our project focus "Gender, class, ethnicity and profession".
Policies, were guided by two main principles: Immigration was to serve Canadian demographic and economic interests, and it was not to interfere with the predominantly white British and French 'national character' of the country (Harzig, 1994). From the mid 19th century onwards government saw it necessary to regulate and control its immigration, mainly in order to control the costs involved in handling immigrants once they entered the country. The fear of immigrants becoming a 'public charge,' a concept which came to playa prominent role in immigration policies, led to various regulations against paupers.
It also created highly imbalanced sex ratios in existing immigrant communities. By the 1880s Chinese males outnumbered females by twenty to one (Daniels, 1990, p. 241). This forced pioneering groups of immigrant men, who had been invited to come to work on the railroad, to establish bachelor societies, which had long lasting negative effects on the establishment of Chinese-American communities. During this period, the concept of family unification was introduced, which, however, did not apply to Asians.