Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration
Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration
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Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration - 2 Table of contents - 6 Preface - 10 1 Introduction Issues and debates on family-related migration and the migrant family: A European perspective - 14 Section I The family as a moral and social order - 56 2 Sex and the regulation of belonging:Dutch family migration policies in the contextof changing family norms - 58 3 Marriages, arranged and forced: The UK debate - 78 4 Filial obligations among immigrants and native Dutch: A comparison of perceptions and behaviour among ethnic groups and generations - 100 5 Social construction of neglect: The case of unaccompanied minors from Morocco to Spain - 122 Section II Gender, generation and work in the migrant family - 140 6 The problem of ‘human capital’:Gender, place and immigrant household strategies of reskilling in Vancouver - 142 7 The transmission of labour commitment within families of migrant entrepreneurs in France and Spain - 164 8 Spousal reunification among recent immigrants in Spain: Links with undocumented migration and the labour market - 194 Section III Marriage migration and gender relations - 220 9 Cross-border marriage as a migration strategy:Thai women in the Netherlands - 222 10 Marriage across space and time among male migrants from Cameroon to Germany - 244 11 ‘He’s the Swiss citizen, I’m the foreign spouse’:Binational marriages and the impact of family-related migration policies on gender relations - 266 Section IV Transnational family lives and practices - 286 12 Transnational family life and female migrationin Italy: One or multiple patterns? - 288 13 Civic stratification, stratified reproduction and family solidarity: Strategies of Latino families in Milan - 314 14 Gender and intergenerational issues in the circulation of highly skilled migrants:The case of Indian IT professionals - 336 15 Negotiating transnational caring practices among migrant families - 356 List of contributors - 375 Index - 380 Other IMISCOE titles - 396

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“This volume is an important contribution to the complex and challenging issue of family migration. Though a scholarly work, its accessible style will interest students, academics, policy advisers and the public.” Loretta Baldassar, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy "Though literature of family in migration is often caught in culture-specific problematics, this book's special focus on both macro and micro levels expands its potential readership beyond scholars. A real success." Rosita Fibbi, Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland "The diversity of disciplinary approaches on gender, generation and the family with an international focus alongside an emphasis on the social and cultural concomitants of migration marks this as essential reading." -- Kanwal Mand, School of Applied Social Science, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK|"This edited volume constitutes, no doubt, an important input to a better understanding of the relationship between families and international migration, taking also into account gender and intergenerational dimensions." -- European Journal of Population, Vol.28, 2012

Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration

Family-related migration is moving to the centre of political debates on migration, integration and multiculturalism in Europe. It is also more and more leading to lively academic interest in the family dimensions of international migration. At the same time, strands of research on family migrations and migrant families remain separate from – and sometimes ignorant of – each other. This volume seeks to bridge the disciplinary divides. Fifteen chapters come up with a number of common themes. Collectively, the authors address the need to better understand the diversity of family-related migration and its resulting family forms and practices, to question, if not counter, simplistic assumptions about migrant families in public discourses, to study family migration from a mix of disciplinary perspectives at various levels and via different methodological approaches and to acknowledge the state’s role in shaping family-related migration, practices and lives.

Albert Kraler

Albert Kraler is a researcher at the icmpd in Vienna and associate lecturer at the Department of Political Science and the International Development Studies Programme, both at the University of Vienna.

Camille Schmoll

Camille Schmoll is assistant professor of human geography at Paris Diderot University.

Eleonore Kofman

Eleonore Kofman is professor of gender, migration and citizenship at Middlesex University, where she also serves as co-director of the Social Policy Research Centre.

Martin Kohli

Martin Kohli is professor of sociology at the European University Institute in Florence and director of the Research Group on Aging and the Life Course at the Free University of Berlin.