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Women and Immigration Law : New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes - Sarah van Walsum

Women and Immigration Law

New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes

By: Sarah van Walsum (Editor), Thomas Spijkerboer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th November 2006
ISBN: 9781904385646
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book examines immigration law from a gender perspective. It shows how immigration law situates gender conflicts outside the national order, projecting them onto non-western countries, exotic cultures, clandestine labour and criminal organizations. In doing so, immigration law sustains the illusion that gender conflicts have moved beyond the pale of European experience. In fact, the classical feminist themes of patriarchy, the gendered division of labour and sexual violence are still being played out at the heart of Europe's societies, involving both citizens and migrants.

This collection of essays demonstrates how the seemingly marginal perspective of immigration law highlights Europe's unresolved gender conflicts and how a gender perspective can help us to rethink immigration law.

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"This book provides a refreshing approach to issues relating to women subject to immigration law...it effectively confirms that immigration law can be rejuvenated through the feminist lens and shows how the experiences of migrant women can advance feminist thinking...This book deserves the attention of anyone interested in gender, law and migration." - Vanessa Bettinson and Alwyn Jones, Jounal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, Vol 22, no 2.

Global Context
Border rights and rites: Generalisations, stereotypes and gendered migration
Citizenship, Noncitizenship, and the Status of the Foreign Domestic
Gendered Borders and United States' Sovereignty
European Perspectives
Gendered Violence in `New Wars': Challenges to the Refugee Convention
Problematizing Trafficking for the Sex Sector: A Case of Eastern European Women in the EU
A Migrant World of Services
Gender, Migration and Class: why `live-in' domestic workers are not compensated for overtime?
The case of Mrs. Boultif. The right to domicile of women with a migrant partner in European immigration law
National Case Studies
Transnational contingency: The Domestic work of Migrant Women in Austria
Response and Responsibility: Domestic Violence and Marriage Migration in the UK
French Immigration Laws: The Sans-Papires Perspectives, Catherine Raissiguier
Crossing borders: gender, citizenship and reproductive autonomy in IrelandSiobhn Mullally
Socio-political and legal representations of migrant women sex labourers in Italy: between discourse and praxis
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ISBN: 9781904385646
ISBN-10: 1904385648
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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