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The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration

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  • Advances understanding of migration as a gendered process
  • Explores the ways in which social class, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality shape the process of migration
  • Include contributions from scholars in a diverse range of field and from multiple countries across the world

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This handbook adopts a distinctively global and intersectional approach to gender and migration, as social class, race and ethnicity shape the process of migration in its multiple dimensions. A large range of topics exploring gender, sexuality and migration are presented, including feminist migration research, care, family, emotional labour, brain drain and gender, parenting, gendered geographies of power, modern slavery, women and refugee law, masculinities, and more. Scholars from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania delve into institutional, normative, and day-to-day practices conditioning migrants´ rights, opportunities and life chances based on material from around the world.

This handbook will be of great interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, Sexuality Studies, Migration Studies, Politics, Social Policy, Public Policy, and Area Studies.

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Care, Affective and Emotional Labour

  2. Gendered Work, Employment and Skills Mobility


“The handbook offers a timely report and comprehensive review of gendered migration. A great toolkit for the study of increased mobilities and persistent Inequalities in today’s world.    Pei-Chia Lan, Director of Global Asia Research Center, National Taiwan University

 "The editors have produced a very exciting handbook demonstrating the breadth and depth of the field of Gender Studies and Migration Studies. It represents a very welcome addition to the growing literature and covers a wide range of traditional and emerging topics and debates. This handbook also offers an impressive global coverage."
Eleonore Kofman, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship, Middlesex University London.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Center for Technological Society and Human Future, Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile

    Claudia Mora

  • Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

    Nicola Piper

About the editors

Claudia Mora is Professor at the School of Humanities and Senior Researcher at the Center for Technological Society and Human Future, Universidad Mayor, in Santiago de Chile.

Nicola Piper is Professor of International Migration and British Academy Global Professor Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Migration

  • Editors: Claudia Mora, Nicola Piper

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63346-2Published: 17 February 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63349-3Published: 17 February 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63347-9Published: 16 February 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 541

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Gender Studies, Migration, Biotechnology, Social Structure, Social Inequality

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