Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration
Title: Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Citation: Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2011
ISBN: 978-9089642851; 978 90 4851 361
Over the past decade, family migration has moved to the centre of political debates on migration, integration and multiculturalism in Europe. This has occurred both in national contexts and at the European Union level. In a similar vein, academic interest in various family dimensions of international migration has grown considerably, forming them into a core concern of migration research at large. Taking stock of what we know about the family dimensions of international migration and its patterns was one of our main objectives for this book. However, so was uniting different strands of research on the migrant family to allow them to speak to each other. This book thus comprises contributions from political scientists, lawyers, geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and social policy scholars using different methodologies and often a combination thereof, such as qualitative, quantitative, sociological and anthropological methods, legal and policy analysis and historical methods, to investigate a broad range of themes of international migration’s family dimension.
Table of Contents:
-- Preface 9 Albert Kraler -- Introduction: Issues and debates on family-related migration and the migrant family: A European perspective 13 Eleonore Kofman, Albert Kraler, Martin Kohli and Camille Schmoll -- SECTION I THE FAMILY AS A MORAL AND SOCIAL ORDER 55 -- 2 Sex and the regulation of belonging: Dutch family migration policies in the context of changing family norms 57 Sarah van Walsum -- 3 Marriages, arranged and forced: The UK debate 77 Ralph Grillo -- 4 Filial obligations among immigrants and native Dutch: A comparison of perceptions and behaviour among ethnic groups and generations 99 Djamila Schans and Helga de Valk -- 5 Social construction of neglect: The case of unaccompanied minors from Morocco to Spain 121 Naria Empez Vidal -- SECTION II GENDER, GENERATION AND WORK IN THE MIGRANT FAMILY 139 -- 6 The problem of 'human capital': Gender, place and immigrant household strategies of reskilling in Vancouver 141 Gillian Creese, Isabel Dyck and Arlene Tiger McLaren -- 7 The transmission of labour commitment within families of migrant entrepreneurs in France and Spain 163 Christine Catarino and Laura Oso -- 8 Spousal reunification among recent immigrants in Spain: Links with undocumented migration and the labour market 193 Amparo Gonzalez-Ferrer -- SECTION III MARRIAGE MIGRATION AND GENDER RELATIONS 219 -- 9 Cross-border marriage as a migration strategy: Thai women in the Netherlands 221 Panitee Suksomboon -- 10 Marriage across space and time among male migrants from Cameroon to Germany 243 Annett Fleischer -- 11 'He's the Swiss citizen, I'm the foreign spouse': Binational marriages and the impact of family-related migration policies on gender relations 265 Yvonne Riano -- SECTION IV TRANSNATIONAL FAMILY LIVES AND PRACTICES 285 -- 12 Transnational family life and female migration in Italy: One or multiple patterns? 287 Ludovica Banfi and Paolo Boccagni -- 13 Civic stratification, stratified reproduction and family solidarity: Strategies of Latino families in Milan 313 Paola Bonizzoni -- 14 Gender and intergenerational issues in the circulation of highly skilled migrants: The case of Indian IT professionals 335 Aurelie Varrel -- 15 Negotiating transnational caring practices among migrant families 355 Venetia Evergeti and Louise Ryan -- List of contributors 374 -- Index 379
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