Gender, Migration and Categorisation: Making Distinctions between Migrants in Western Countries, 1945-2010
Edited by Marlou Schrover and Deirdre M. Moloney
Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 978 90 8964 573 9
Paperback 280 pages
Open Access edition forthcoming
This collective volume describes and analyses distinctions made between migrants in France, the USA, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark through history and how these were justified in policies and public debates. The chapters form a triptych. In three clusters the authors address the problematisation of questions such as ‘who is a refugee’, ‘who is family’ and ‘what is difference’. Though these questions are frequently seen as separate issues, the chapters in this volume show they are not. They intersect in ways that vary according to countries of origin and settlement, economic climate, geopolitical situation, media framing and government policies, as well as by migrants’ own class, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.