While contemporary global migrations are increasingly discussed through the concept of «feminization of migration», the present article proposes the concept of gender-migration nexus in order to explore how gender inequality is constitutive of migrations and simultaneously migrations may impact on gender. Drawing on sociological and feminist literature, and tackling the question of whether migrations may represent a transformative potential for women, we elaborate on the need to analyze migration in an intersectional perspective: indeed, besides gender, inequalities of race, class and nationality, significantly contribute to shape women's position in contemporary global migrations. This becomes clear when one takes into account the international division of reproductive labor, including domestic, care and sex labor, that are all subject to forms of increasing commodification in transnational markets.

La migrazione fa bene alle donne? Il nesso genere-migrazione e la riproduzione sociale in una prospettiva globale

Giulia Garofalo Geymonat
;
Sabrina Marchetti
2019

Abstract

While contemporary global migrations are increasingly discussed through the concept of «feminization of migration», the present article proposes the concept of gender-migration nexus in order to explore how gender inequality is constitutive of migrations and simultaneously migrations may impact on gender. Drawing on sociological and feminist literature, and tackling the question of whether migrations may represent a transformative potential for women, we elaborate on the need to analyze migration in an intersectional perspective: indeed, besides gender, inequalities of race, class and nationality, significantly contribute to shape women's position in contemporary global migrations. This becomes clear when one takes into account the international division of reproductive labor, including domestic, care and sex labor, that are all subject to forms of increasing commodification in transnational markets.
1/2019
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
09_Garofalo_Marchetti_ultime correzioni.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Documento in Pre-print
Licenza: Accesso gratuito (solo visione)
Dimensione 177.94 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
177.94 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in ARCA sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10278/3714773
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 0
social impact