Introduction: Men and Masculinities in the International Division of Reproductive Labour

  • Ester Gallo
  • Francesca Scrinzi
Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)


The Introduction provides the theoretical background to the issues addressed in the book by reviewing two sets of literature—one on gender and paid domestic/care labour and the other on masculinity and migration—and shows how they have largely remained disconnected from each other. It is suggested that an analysis of migrant men in the international division of reproductive labour is timely and important to develop a relational analysis of gender within the ‘private’ domain of the house. The book argues that our understanding of gender relations in the context of globalisation cannot transcend the analysis of how masculinities are constructed through allocating/performing reproductive labour across the public/private divide, within the context of the gendered and racialised division of work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ester Gallo
    • 1
  • Francesca Scrinzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyGediz UniversityMenemen (Izmir)Turkey
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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