Conclusion: Migrant Men’s Strategies in the IDRL

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


The conclusion threads the different lines of enquiry developed in the book and discusses its main contributions to the field. By moving beyond women-centred analysis of the ‘international division of reproductive labour’ and revealing how masculinities are constructed in the ‘private’ domain of the home, the analysis contributes to both the feminist literature on migrant reproductive labour and masculinity studies. The book also contributes to gendering our understanding of migration and provides insight into the undertheorised domain of migrant/racialised men in feminised occupations. Migrant men both sustain and destabilise dominant models of masculinity and the gendered division of work, in the family and in the workplace. Through their involvement in reproductive labour, they question notions of racialised masculinity and cultural difference.


International Migration Migrant Worker Migrant Woman Emotional Labour Gender Division 
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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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