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Women and Migration in Asia

This book studies new migratory flows among Asian women, focusing on poverty and powerlessness.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 13:20 IST

Poverty, Gender And Migration

edited by: Sadhna Arya amd Anupama Roy

Paperback

SAGE Publications

Pages: 260

ISBN: 0-7619-3459-6

Price: Rs 320

Trans-national migrations has become a distinctive aspect of globalisation, manifesting the uneven and hierarchical relationships that inform it. The processes of uneven development set in motion with colonisation continue to unfold with the integration of post-colonial societies into the world economy as dependent and subordinate partners. The nature, volume and direction of migratory flows have closely corresponded with these patterns of uneven development.

This volume studies the new migratory flows among Asian women, focusing particularly on poverty and the attendant issues of powerlessness that mediate women’s migration. While gender provides the conceptual tool for mapping differential experiences of social reality, by identifying poverty and migration as significant axes around which social relations and processes unfold, the volume unravels the complex layers of needs, networks and choices that come into play in poverty-driven migration.