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Author Mora, Isabel Rodriguez
Title Gender and Migration : Feminist Interventions
Imprint London : Zed Books, 2010
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Note Intro -- About the Editors -- 1 | Gender and migration: feminist interventions -- Interrogating the 'and' in gender and migration -- Visibility, vulnerability, credibility -- PART ONE: Visibility and Vulnerability -- 2 | Gender, migration and anti-racist politics in the continued project of the nation -- Introduction -- Genealogies of struggle: introducing 'support action' -- The development of anti-racist discourses on 'the problem' of migration -- Gendered anti-racist politics in practice -- Conclusion -- Note -- 3 | The problem of trafficking -- Introduction -- The problem of defining trafficking -- Research methods and the problem of numbers -- Critiques of the trafficking discourse -- The securitisation of the problem of trafficking -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 4 | Sex, choice and exploitation: reflections on anti-trafficking discourse -- Introduction -- The problem of trafficking -- Reflecting on choice and agency -- Re-imagining home -- Colonial legacies -- Conclusion -- Note -- PART TWO: Asylum -- 5 | Barriers to protection: gender-related persecution and asylum in South Africa -- The South African asylum system -- Common crime vs. persecution (personal vs. political) -- Safe/unsafe, peace/war? -- Culture as political -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 6 | Safe to return? A case study of domestic violence, Pakistani women and the UK asylum system -- Introduction -- Background -- A transnational focus on gender, culture, racism and domestic violence -- Pakistan: specific issues -- Pakistan and the UK: commonalities -- Service provision in the UK: service 'breakdown' -- Service provision in Pakistan -- The 1951 Refugee Convention: protection 'home' and'away'? -- Evidence in asylum case-law -- Conclusion: safe to return? -- Notes -- 7 | Women seeking asylum in the UK: contesting conventions -- Current statistical overview
1951 UN Convention and gender -- The continuing importance of the 1951 UN Convention -- Borders, public mandates and technology -- Conclusion -- 8 | Explicating the tactics of banal exclusion: a British example -- Introduction -- Home Office discourse as performative -- Talking institutions -- (Un)Structuring the analysis -- A cursory attempt at identifying discourses -- Discursive motifs: structure vs. fluidity -- From gender-specificity to being treated as an individual -- Conclusion -- Appendix: interview schedule -- Notes -- PART THREE: Depoliticising Migration -- 9 | Now you see me, now you don't: methodologies and methods of the interstices -- Introduction -- The limits of words -- Research method -- Figure 9.1 The research group at one of our meetings -- Women's social economic and legal contexts in Johannesburg -- Interrogating power in the research process -- Research as performance -- Identity building: migrant women's self-portraits -- Figure 9.2 Florence getting ready to go out -- Figure 9.3 'Here is me, Mama Africa' -- Figure 9.4 Jean in front of a luxury car in a mall -- Dialectic between visibility and invisibility -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 10 | For love or survival: migrant women's narratives of survival and intimate partner violence in Johannesburg -- Introduction -- Background -- The immigration context and migrant women's undocumented status in South Africa -- Survival love and intimate partner violence -- Negotiating intimate partner violence for survival -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 11 | Re-housing trouble: post-disaste rreconstruction and exclusionary strategies in Venezuela -- Introduction -- Disaster in a divided society -- Shelters and the temporary breakdown of social distances -- Psychosocial interventions and the othering of the poor -- Re-housing and the restoration of social distances -- Conclusion
12 | An arm hanging in mid-air: a discussion on immigrant men and impossible relationships in Greece -- Introduction -- Figure 12.1 -- Small talk after the detention space: moments of silence and aporia -- Aporias of mainstream immigration discourses vis-à-vis male immigrants' desires -- A discussion with Thanasis Tatavlalis on the Weast video: context and background -- Figure 12.2 -- A discussion with Thanasis Tatavlalis -- Figure 12.3 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- About the contributors -- Index
Migration has become a key area of preoccupation for governments, international agencies and human rights activists the world over. This book argues, however, that studies of migration have become too limited in scope, focusing on the policy demands of governments and humanitarian agencies
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Link Print version: Mora, Isabel Rodriguez Gender and Migration : Feminist Interventions London : Zed Books,c2010 9781848134119
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.;Women immigrants
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