Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thanh-Dam Truong, Des Gasper, Jeff Handmaker
      Pages 3-26 Open Access
  3. Transformation of Social Reproduction Systems and Migration: Local-Global Interactions

  4. The State and Female Internal Migration: Rights and Livelihood Security

  5. Complexity of Gender: Embodiment and Intersectionality

  6. Liminal Legality, Citizenship and Migrant Rights Mobilization

  7. Migration Regimes, Gender Norms, and Public Action

  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 387-416

About this book


This book is the product of a collaborative effort involving partners from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America who were funded by the International Development Research Centre Programme on Women and Migration (2006-2011). The International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam spearheaded a project intended to distill and refine the research findings, connecting them to broader literatures and interdisciplinary themes. The book examines commonalities and differences in the operation of various structures of power (gender, class, race/ethnicity, generation) and their interactions within the institutional domains of intra-national and especially inter-national migration that produce context-specific forms of social injustice. Additional contributions have been included so as to cover issues of legal liminality and how the social construction of not only femininity but also masculinity affects all migrants and all women. The resulting set of 19 detailed, interconnected case studies makes a valuable contribution to reorienting our perceptions and values in the discussions and decision-making concerning migration, and to raising awareness of key issues in migrants’ rights. 

All chapters were anonymously peer-reviewed. This book resulted from a series of projects funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.


Gender Human Rights Human Security Migration Research-Policy-Nexus

Editors and affiliations

  • Thanh-Dam Truong
    • 1
  • Des Gasper
    • 2
  • Jeff Handmaker
    • 3
  • Sylvia I. Bergh
    • 4
  1. 1.Internat. Institute of Social StudiThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Internat. Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Internat. Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Internat. Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2014
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28011-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28012-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5793
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-5807
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