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Migration, gender and care economy

Contributor(s): Rajan, S. Irudaya [Editor] | N.Neetha [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Routledge 2019Description: ix, 205 p. It includes index.ISBN: 9780367247331.Subject(s): Women immigrants | Emigration and immigration | Social aspectsDDC classification: 305.48412 Summary: This volume closely analyses women’s role and experiences in migration (internal and international) and its interlinkages with the care economy in their functions as nurses and paid domestic workers as well as unpaid carers. Bringing together case studies from across India and other parts of the world, the essays in the volume capture the characteristics and specificities of female migration in different settings — be it for economic or associational reasons, or as left behind members. The book also looks at gender-specific discriminations and vulnerabilities along with the empowering aspects of migration. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of migration, gender studies, sociology, and social anthropology, as well as development studies, demography, and economics. https://www.routledge.com/Migration-Gender-and-Care-Economy/Rajan-Neetha/p/book/9781138063679
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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Contributors
1. Migration and Gender Landscape: Labour Demands, Care Work and Cultural Pressures
N. Neetha and S. Irudaya Rajan

2. Women’s Migration and Chronic Poverty: Case Study of Chennai Slum Dwellers
S. Mageswari and G. Geetha

3. A Critical Review of Keralite Migrant Women’s Work in the Gulf Region
Manasi Mahanty

4. Nursing Labour, Employment Regimes, and Affective Spaces: Experiencing Migration in the City of Kolkata
Panchali Ray

5. Mobility, Accessibility, and Inclusion: Spatial Politics of Gendered Migrant Domestic Labour
Bindhulakshmi Pattadath

6. Women Left Behind: Results from Kerala Migration Surveys
S. Irudaya Rajan and K. C. Zachariah

7. International Migration and Impact of Remittances on left-behind Wives: A Case Study of the Doaba Region of Punjab
Atinder Pal Kaur

8. An Understanding of the Social Space of Left behind Females: A Study of the Dogra Community from Jammu Region
Neha Gutkar

9. Fractured Between Two Worlds: Narratives on the Gendered Experiences of Two Generations of Immigrant Indian-Hindu Women in Canada
Smita Verma

10. Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward: A Step Ahead?
Rimple Mehta

11. Transnational Migration and Gendered (Re)organization of Elder care
Sreerupa

12. Domestic Worker Mobility to Mobilization: A Case for Closer Engagement with Civil Society and Local Actors in Policy and Praxis
S. Irudaya Rajan and Jolin Joseph

Index

This volume closely analyses women’s role and experiences in migration (internal and international) and its interlinkages with the care economy in their functions as nurses and paid domestic workers as well as unpaid carers. Bringing together case studies from across India and other parts of the world, the essays in the volume capture the characteristics and specificities of female migration in different settings — be it for economic or associational reasons, or as left behind members. The book also looks at gender-specific discriminations and vulnerabilities along with the empowering aspects of migration.

This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of migration, gender studies, sociology, and social anthropology, as well as development studies, demography, and economics.

https://www.routledge.com/Migration-Gender-and-Care-Economy/Rajan-Neetha/p/book/9781138063679

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