Women Migrants from East to West: Gender, Mobility and Belonging in Contemporary Europe

Passerini, Luisa and Lyon, Dawn and Capussotti, Enrica and Laliotou, Ioanna, eds. (2007) Women Migrants from East to West: Gender, Mobility and Belonging in Contemporary Europe. Berghahn Books, 344 pp. ISBN 9781845452773. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Based on the oral histories of eighty migrant women and thirty additional interviews with ‘native’ women in the ‘receiving’ countries, this volume 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. It 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: Edited book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 11:04 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 13:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37191 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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