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Gendered Migrations and Global Social Reproduction


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Eleonore Kofman, Parvati Raghuram
    Pages 1-17
  3. Eleonore Kofman, Parvati Raghuram
    Pages 18-39
  4. Eleonore Kofman, Parvati Raghuram
    Pages 40-66
  5. Eleonore Kofman, Parvati Raghuram
    Pages 100-127
  6. Eleonore Kofman, Parvati Raghuram
    Pages 128-155
  7. Eleonore Kofman, Parvati Raghuram
    Pages 156-179
  8. Eleonore Kofman, Parvati Raghuram
    Pages 180-185
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 186-254

About this book


Eleonore Kofman and Parvati Raghuram argue for the benefits of social reproduction as a lens through which to understand gendered transformations in global migration. They highlight the range of sites, sectors, and skills in which migrants are employed and how migration is both a cause and an outcome of depletion in social reproduction.


Gender migration social reproduction care globalization skilled sectors household state immigration regulations intersectionality transnationalism gender immigration migrants production quality reproduction transformation work

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityUK
  2. 2.Open UniversityUK

About the authors

Eleonore Kofman is Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University, UK. She has published extensively on theoretical and policy-related aspects of gender and migration in Europe, especially on family and skilled migrants. She is co-author of Gender and Migration in Europe and co-editor of Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration.

Parvati Raghuram is Reader in Human Geography at the Open University, UK and Director of the OpenSpace research centre. She has published widely on gender, migration and development. She is co-author of The Practice of Cultural Studies and Gender and International Migration in Europe, as well as co-editor of South Asian Women in the Diaspora and Tracing Indian Diaspora: Contexts, Memories, Representations. She is associate editor of the journal, South Asian Diaspora, and co-edits a Palgrave Pivot series, Mobility and Politics.

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