- The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory
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This chapter investigates the construction of gender in women’s migration. It empirically examines how gender is constituted in migrant domestic work, transnational mothering, and women’s marriage migration. The chapter establishes that gendered configurations in women’s migration disrupt as they maintain the gender order. This contradictory construction of gender—which we illustrate via a discussion of the simultaneous retention and rejection of the ideology of female domesticity in women’s migration- shows the limits in gender advancements for migrant women.
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California
Carolyn Choi, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California
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