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Proletarian and gendered mass migrations [[electronic resource] ] : a global perspective on continuities and discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st centuries / / edited by Dirk Hoerder and Amarjit Kaur


Leiden, Netherlands, : Brill, c2013



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1 online resource (584 p.)


Studies in global social history ; ; volume 12

Studies in global migration history ; ; volume 1

Altri autori (Persone)


KaurAmarjit <1948->




Migration, Internal

Migrations of nations

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Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico


Note generali

Description based upon print version of record.

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nota di contenuto

Preliminary Material -- Understanding International Migration: Comparative and Transcultural Perspectives / Amarjit Kaur and Dirk Hoerder -- Transcultural Approaches to Gendered Labour Migration: From the Nineteenth-Century Proletarian to Twenty-First-Century Caregiver Mass Migrations / Dirk Hoerder -- Globalizing the Household in East Asia / Mike Douglass -- Domestic Service and Urbanization in Latin America from the Nineteenth Century to the Present / Elizabeth Anne Kuznesof -- Feminization and Problematization of Migration: Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / Marlou Schrover -- Migration and Family Systems in Russia and the Soviet Union, Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries / Gijs Kessler -- Femina migrans: Agency of European Women Migrating to Domestic Work in North America, 1880's to 1950's / Christiane Harzig and Dirk Hoerder -- Interdependence and Convergence: Migration, Men, Women, and Work in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1800–1975 / Dennis D. Cordell -- Migrations in the Maghreb and Western Mediterranean / Kamel Kateb and Hassène Kassar -- “Women Were Strong”: Gender and Migration from the Eastern Mediterranean / Akram Khater -- Chinese Emigration in Global Context, 1850–1940 / Adam McKeown -- Japan, Labour Migration, and the Global Order of Difference / Vera Mackie -- Shifting Geographies of

Migration in Southeast Asia: Continuity and Change in Proletarian and Gendered Migrations / Amarjit Kaur -- Migration into Thailand: Change and Continuity from a Gender Perspective / Patcharawalai Wongboonsin -- Indonesian Domestic Workers Overseas: Their Position and Protection in the Global Labour Market / Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen and Aswatini Raharto -- From Amah-chieh to Indonesian Maids: A Comparative Study in the Context of Malaysia circa 1930's–1990's / Ooi Keat Gin -- Women Migrant Workers and Visibility in Malaysia: The Role of Media in Society / Kiranjit Kaur -- Rethinking the “Left-Behind” in Chinese Migrations: A Case of Liberating Wives in 1950's South China / Shelly Chan -- Marriage Migration: Love in Brokered Marriages in Contemporary Japan / Tomoko Nakamatsu -- Migration and Transformation: The Gendering of International Migration from the Philippines in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries / Rochelle Ball -- Notes on Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index.


Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations connects the 19th- and 20th-century labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It emphasizes macro-regional internal continuities or discontinuities and interactions between and within macro-regions. The essays look at migrant workers experiences in constraining frames and the options they seize or constraints they circumvent. It traces the development from 19th-century proletarian migrations to industries and plantations across the globe to 20th- and 21st-century domestics and caregiver migrations. It integrates male and female migration and shows how women have always been present in mass migrations. Studies on historical development over time are supplemented by case studies on present migrations in Asia and from Asia. A systems approach is combined with human agency perspectives. Contributors include Rochelle Ball, Shelly Chan, Dennis D. Cordell, Michael Douglass, Christiane Harzig, Dirk Hoerder, Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen, Hassène Kassar, Kamel Kateb, Amarjit Kaur, Kiranjit Kaur, Gijs Kessler, Akram Khater, Elizabeth A. Kuznesof, Vera Mackie, Adam McKeown, Tomoko Nakamatsu, Ooi Keat Gin, Aswatini Raharto, Marlou Schrover, and Patcharawalai Wongboonsin.