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Women, Migration and Asylum in Turkey

Developing Gender-Sensitivity in Migration Research, Policy and Practice

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Examines Turkey’s asylum and refugee regime from a feminist perspective and analyses migration trends and policy through a gendered lens

  • Presents important insights on gendered migration from a country which hosts the largest refugee population worldwide

  • Highlights the ways in which international migration regimes are gendered and critically investigates the feminisation of migration

  • Demonstrates how gendered migration flows have diversified in recent decades

Part of the book series: Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship (MDC)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Women, Migration and Asylum Seeking in Turkey: Research, Policy and Practice

    • Lucy Williams, Emel Coşkun, Selmin Kaşka
    Pages 1-17
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-102
    2. Gender in the Turkish Asylum Process

      • Emel Coşkun, Beril Eski
      Pages 103-122
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 245-251

About this book

This book examines the migration of women as gendered subjects to and from Turkey, using feminist research practices to explore a range of diverse experiences of migrant women as refugees, asylum seekers,undocumented or documented migrants. The collection includes contributions from researchers, practitioners, and migrants themselves to present a nuanced analysis that challenges binary divisions between ‘forced’ and ‘voluntary’ migrants and highlights the political and social agency of refugee and migrant women in Turkey. Drawing on a rich body of original empirical and theoretical research the volume explores recent policy change in Turkey, the political and social influences that have shaped migration policy (both internally and globally), and how women migrants have been positioned within its changing refugee and migration regimes. 

Analysis of the Turkish experience of redesigning migration policy in a country with weak civil protection against gender discrimination provides important lessons, in particular for countries in the Global South that are under pressure from the Global North to control and manage migrant flows. This interdisciplinary volume offers gender-sensitive recommendations for policymakers and practitioners and will advance global debates on migration management and governance across the fields of sociology, social policy, anthropology, labour economics and political science.


Keywords

  • Gendered Migration
  • Turkey
  • Asylum
  • Syria
  • Migration Policy
  • Syrian Migration
  • Gender Roles
  • Precarity
  • immigration
  • Social Work
  • Child Marriage
  • intersectionality
  • forced migration
  • labor migration
  • refugee
  • human rights
  • human trafficking
  • ethnicity, class, gender and crime

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

    Lucy Williams

  • Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey

    Emel Coşkun

  • Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey

    Selmin Kaşka

About the editors

Lucy Williams is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Kent, UK.

 

Emel Coşkun is Associate Professor of Sociology at Düzce University, Turkey.

 

Selmin Kaşka is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics, Labour Economics and Industrial Relations Department at Marmara University, Turkey.


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eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-28887-7
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)