All in the family: Gender, transnational migration, and the nation-state

Citation
G. Fouron et Ng. Schiller, All in the family: Gender, transnational migration, and the nation-state, IDENTITIES, 7(4), 2001, pp. 539-582
Citations number
98
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER
ISSN journal
1070-289X → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
539 - 582
Database
ISI
SICI code
1070-289X(200101)7:4<539:AITFGT>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Over the years, feminist scholarship has illuminated the ways in which gend ers are differentiated and gender hierarchies are constituted as part of th e way women and men learn to identify with a nation-state. Much less has be en said about the social reproduction of gender in transnational spaces. Th ese spaces are created as people emigrate, settle far from their homelands, and yet develop networks of connection that maintain familial, economic, r eligious, and political ties to those homelands. The task of this paper is to begin to explore the ways in which gender and nation are mutually consti tuted within the transnational social fields that link homeland and new lan d. This payer is exploratory, using a case study of Haitian transnational c onnections as a catalyst for future investigation.