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The political economy of women’s human rights*: Problems of gender, violence, development and labour

Jacqui True

in The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From theory to sustainable practice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264911
eISBN:
9780191754098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter examines the question of whether there is a relationship between women's poor access to productive resources such as land, property, income, employment, technology, credit, and education, ... More


Creolizing Citizenship? Migrant Women from Turkey as Subjects of Agency

Umut Erel

in Creolizing Europe: Legacies and Transformations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381717
eISBN:
9781781382288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381717.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Umut Erel draws on the life-stories of migrant women from Turkey in Germany and Britain and proposes that there are three key moments in re-conceptualizing migrant women’s citizenship: 1) recognizing ... More


Lesbianism among Indonesian Women Migrants in Hong Kong1

Amy Sim

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deals with lesbianism among Indonesian migrant women in Hong Kong. It explores the nexus of sexuality shaped through practices and ideologies embedded in nationalistic and patriarchal ... More


Introduction: Mobile Bodies, Mobile Technologies, and Immobile Mobility

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter briefly discusses mobility—one physical and one virtual—in the lives of young rural-to-urban migrant women in China. It provides an ethnographic exploration of the cultural, ... More


The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women’s reproductive health

Annalisa Frisina

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on reproductive health among migrant women in Italy. The welfare crisis in Italy and southern Europe has not only had negative effects on women, but is also a sign of the siege ... More


Kaleidoscope of City, Creativity, and Cosmopolitanism

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the phenomenon of non-trafficked migrant women sex workers in major cities of the world, and poses the central question, ‘In what ways and with what consequences do ... More


Navigating Mobile Networks of Sociality and Intimacy

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines young rural-to-urban migrant women's use of mobile phones for expanding and enriching various types of social relationships. It situates this discussion within Chinese concepts ... More


To Live a Fuller and Freer Life: Black Women Migrants' Expectations and New York's Urban Realities, 1890–1927

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how the will to improve their lives propelled African Americans from the South to the urban North. Beginning with a steady trickle during Reconstruction and increasing through ... More


Rural Women and Migration under Market Socialism

Arianne M. Gaetano

in Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2 provides a macro-historical context for understanding the migration of rural women in China over the past few decades to delineate the officially sanctioned discourses, policies, and ... More


Mobile Communication and Labor Politics

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter continues to elaborate the notions of immobile mobility and necessary convergence through analyzing mobile phones and labor politics. It examines whether mobile phones can enhance ... More


A Transnational Double Presence: Circular Migration between Ukraine and Italy

Francesca Alice Vianello

in Circular Migration between Europe and its Neighbourhood: Choice or Necessity?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674510
eISBN:
9780191752414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674510.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the phenomenon of circular migration between Ukraine and Italy. In particular, it investigates the circular migration of Ukrainian women, as they represent the majority of ... More


The Philippine Domestic: Gendered Labor, Family, and the Nation-State

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez

in Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665273
eISBN:
9781452946481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665273.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter is concerned with public debates about women’s migration that plagued the Philippines throughout the 1990s. The fact that women’s out-migration as domestic workers improved faster than ... More


Memories of the Southern Childhood

Lisa Krissoff Boehm

in Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732160
eISBN:
9781604733501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732160.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book looks at the resilience of African American women who moved to northern cities from the South circa 1940–1970 during the Second Great Migration. Based on the oral histories of the women ... More


Migration, Gender, and the Limits of Rights

Siobhan Mullally

in Human Rights and Immigration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701170
eISBN:
9780191770579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701170.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the significance of gender in three areas of law relating to migration: human trafficking, migrant domestic workers, and gender-related asylum law. Human rights norms, properly ... More


Women friendly? Understanding gendered racism in Sweden

Diana Mulinari

in Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter reveals how notions of gender equality in Sweden are used as a central feature of defining boundaries between who belongs to the nation and who does not. It examines the specific ... More


Reflections on the Migration and a Life of Work

Lisa Krissoff Boehm

in Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732160
eISBN:
9781604733501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732160.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Many of the African American women who moved to northern cities during the Second Great Migration circa 1940–1970 remained in touch with the South. Despite the racism they had endured back home, warm ... More


The Woman as Worker

Mina Roces

in Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834999
eISBN:
9780824871581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834999.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on how women workers (including overseas contract workers [OCW] and women migrants) have been represented by the women's movements, in particular focusing on some of the sectoral ... More


Menial Women and Model Workers

Arianne M. Gaetano

in Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5 describes migrant women’s employment, highlighting objective work conditions and subjective attitudes toward work; relations with employers, clients and coworkers; and efforts to improve ... More


Conclusion: The Mobile Assemblage and Social Change in China

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter ties together the various themes in the book and provides a final analysis of the diverse practices, understandings, and investments that make up young migrant women's mobile ... More


Picturing the Self, Imagining the World

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter builds on the notion of immobile mobility and necessary convergence through examining migrant uses of camera phones. For the rural-to-urban migrant women that were interviewed, a camera ... More


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