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Women and migration : anthropological perspectives

Author: Jacqueline Knörr; Barbara Meier
Publisher: Franfurt ; New York : Campus Verlag New York : St Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All contributions to this book to this volume describe women as social actors within specific migration processes and point out women's creativity in shaping migrant settings. This perspective counter-balances common descriptions of women as more or less invisible and dependent of male migration. At the same time the anthropological approach ensures the careful consideration and analysis of the culturally specific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Women and migration.
Franfurt New York : Campus Verlag New York : St Martin's Press, 2000
(OCoLC)621873088
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Knörr; Barbara Meier
ISBN: 031223239X 9780312232399 3593366045 9783593366043
OCLC Number: 45630584
Description: 268 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Mafa women and migration / José van Santen & Juliette Schaafsma --
Female identities in a "globalized village" : a case study of South Lebanese migration to West Africa / Anja Peleikis --
Female secret societies and their impact on ethnic and trans-ethnic identities among migrant women in Freetown, Sierra Leone / Jacqueline Knörr --
Afro-Caribbean carnival as ethnic empowerment and migrant organization : image building and women's changing role in contemporary carnival / Patricia Tamara Alleyne-Dettmers --
Religious concepts in the process of migration : Puerto Rican female spiritists in the United States / Bettina E. Schmidt --
Ethnic networks in women's migration : a comparative study of Jewish and Italian women in New York, 1870-1924 / Kathie Friedman Kasaba --
Men's migrant labor and its effects on gender relations in rural Zimbabwe / Rita Schäfer --
"One day, we will return home" : Turkana women migration and remigration / Ulrike Schultz --
Migrant women's associations in Ghana : the case of the female chief and female chain migration / Barbara Meier --
"Pioneers in the lake" : female migrants in the Lake Chad region of northeastern Nigeria / Editha Platte --
African-Swiss women's social networks / Claudia Roth & Chinwe Ifejika Speranza --
First generation Italian female migrants in Germany / Ingeborg Philipper --
Strategic narratives : Latin American women as social actors of their biographies / Sandra Gruner-Domic.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Knörr, Barbara Meier (editors).

Abstract:

All contributions to this book to this volume describe women as social actors within specific migration processes and point out women's creativity in shaping migrant settings. This perspective counter-balances common descriptions of women as more or less invisible and dependent of male migration. At the same time the anthropological approach ensures the careful consideration and analysis of the culturally specific contexts, within which the different processes of migration are taking place. Regional and cultural diversity of the data presented renders possible intercultural comparison of the investigated phenomena.
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