Moral and Cultural Boundaries in Representations of Migrants: Italy and the Netherlands in Comparative Perspective.

UNSPECIFIED (2007) Moral and Cultural Boundaries in Representations of Migrants: Italy and the Netherlands in Comparative Perspective. In: Passerini, L. and Lyon, D. and Capussotti, E. and Laliotou, I., eds. Women Migrants from East to West: Gender, Mobility and Belonging in Contemporary Europe. Berghahn Books, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781845452773. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Women Migrants from East to West documents the contemporary phenomenon of the feminisation of migration through an exploration of the lives of women who have moved from Bulgaria and Hungary to Italy and the Netherlands. The research is based on the oral histories of eighty migrant women and thirty additional interviews with ‘native’ women in the ‘receiving’ countries. The research assumes migrants to be active subjects, creating possibilities and taking decisions in their own lives, as well as being subject to legal and political regulation, and the book analyses the new forms of subjectivity that come about through mobility. Part I is a largely conceptual exploration of subjectivity, mobility and gender in Europe. The chapters in Part II focus on love, work, home, communication, and food, themes which emerged from the migrant women’s accounts. In Part III, based on the interviews with ‘native’ women – employers, friends, or in associations relevant to migrant women – the chapters analyse their representations of migrants, and the book goes on to explore forms of intersubjectivity between European women of different cultural origins. A major contribution of this book is to consider how the movement of people across Europe is changing the cultural and social landscape with implications for how we think about what Europe means.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:42
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 12:15
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1050 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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