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Gender and Migration

Understood as a social construction of femininity and masculinity and inequalities consequent upon these constructions, gender fundamentally influences migration and its impacts on societies and individuals. It shapes migration processes at different levels: who migrates, why, where, for how long and with what consequences? Gender ideologies also (often implicitly) form migration policies and institutions which try to control migration flows.

This thematic section aims at discussing gender and migration at different levels of analysis and asks how gender differentiates migrants’ experiences, formation of migrant women’s and men’s identities and how it permeates migration practices, policies and institutions.

Photograph by Jozef Ondzik (project "How many paths to Florenc?").

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Gender Dimension of the New Bulgaria's Migration - Comments on Empirical Data

12. 4. 06
Bulgaria with its proportionally high number of potential and actual female migrants has seen rapid changes in this field since 1989, with around nine percent of the population emigrating since the collapse of authoritarian rule. This article attempts to explore some of the issues that surround gender and migration throughout this period with a detailed analysis of statistical information on both ...
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Shuttle Female Migration in an Enlarged Europe

12. 4. 06
This study is based on qualitative research that took place on the buses connecting Poland to Italy from December 2003 to May 2004. It focuses on gendered mobility strategies of domestic and care workers in the framework of East-West female migration.

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Life in the twilight zone: Migration, transnationality and gender in the private household

30. 3. 06
There are some 3 million households which regularly employ cleaning personnel or domestic help in Germany. However, less than 40,000 employees are covered by social insurance. These numbers indicate that the significant level of so-called informal, highly feminized labor market has evolved in Germany. It makes use mainly of female migrants from Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia (n...
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Migration as Gendered and Gendering Process: A Brief Overview of the State of Art and a Suggestion for Future Directions in Migration Research

Migration is both a gendered and gendering process; it is important researchers recognise this to better comprehend how it effects the lives of migrants in regard to their social, civil and political rights in a destination society. The article reviews past investigation in this field and suggests fresh avenues for future migration research.

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Migration as Gendered and Gendering Process: A Brief Overview of the State of Art and a Suggestion for Future Directions in Migration Research

Migration is both a gendered and gendering process; it is important researchers recognise this to better comprehend how it effects the lives of migrants in regard to their social, civil and political rights in a destination society. The article reviews past investigation in this field and suggests fresh avenues for future migration research.

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Gendered experiences in migration from Russia to Hungary in the 1990s

21. 10. 05
This article explores emigration from Russia to Hungary in the 1990s. It seeks to answer the question "What factors have influenced Russian men and women to migrate to Hungary after the breakup of socialism?" Applying a gender-integrative approach, I argue that Russian men and women migrated to Hungary due to a variety of interlinked factors. Migration policies, gender ideology and personal desire...
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‘Fake’ Marriages as a Threat for the Nation – Migrant Sex Workers in Cyprus

21. 10. 05
Against the backdrop of constructed analogies between women and nation that many feminist theorists have elaborately analysed, women migrants may in a special way be considered dangerous for national projects which may result in concrete racist and sexist discrimination against them. This is especially true for Cyprus where debates about nationality dominate public discourse in the cons...
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