Revisiting Gender and Migration edited by Murat Yucesahin and Pinar Yazgan
Revisiting Gender and Migration
edited by Murat Yucesahin and Pinar Yazgan
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Yucesahin and Yazgan bring together an intriguing collection of essays drawing on a series of research carried out across the world to offer new insights on gender and migration nexus. Recent developments in the field of women’s studies have led to a renewed interest in gender studies; nevertheless, these changes are having an effect and a need, which represent different theoretical and analytical tools rather than sex as a dichotomous variable. There is an increasing concern about using theoretical approaches of gender as relational, and spatially and contextually. Therefore, gender is an increasingly important concept in different areas as an analytical tool and research lens to understand how societies function, depending on diversified theoretical orientations. Gender studies not only include women’s studies but also cover men’s and LGBTTI-Q studies.
The literature on gender has highlighted several issues, specifically gender identity, gendered representations, gender roles, gender politics, femininity and masculinity. West and Zimmerman state that analysing gender involves a complex of socially guided perceptual, interactional and micro political activities that cast particular pursuits as expressions of masculine and feminine “natures”. Evidently, the role of gender in the contemporary world is at the heart of understanding migrations. From this point forth, recent developments in human mobility have heightened the need for bringing gendered approaches to all aspects of the issues of conflict and movement regarding states, societies and families from broadening perspectives to the accurate understanding of the whole process.
- About the Authors
- Chapter One: Introduction: Revisiting Gender in the Context of Migration by Pınar Yazgan and M. Murat Yüceşahin
- Chapter Two: Deconstructing the Gender-Migration Relationship: Performativity and Representation by M. Murat Yüceşahin
- Chapter Three: Gendered Pathways: Central Asian Migration through the Lens of Embodiment by Natalia Zotova and Victor Agadjanian
- Chapter Four: For Love or for Papers? Sham Marriages among Turkish (Potential) Migrants and Gender Implications by Işık Kulu-Glasgow, Monika Smit and Roel Jennissen
- Chapter Five: Undocumented Migrant Women in Turkey: Legislation, Labour and Sexual Exploitation by Emel Coşkun
- Chapter Six: Family Perspective in Migration: A Qualitative Analysis on Turkish Families in Italy by Gül İnce Beqo
- Chapter Seven: Marriage and Divorce in the Context of Gender and Social Capital: The Case of Turkish Migrants in Germany by Sevim Atila Demir and Pınar Yazgan
- Chapter Eight: Effects of Refugee Crisis on Gender Policies: Studies on EU and Turkey by Pelin Sönmez
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Dr M. Murat Yüceşahin is Associate Professor at Ankara University, Faculty of Language and History-Geography, Department of Geography, Turkey. After received his PhD from the Institute of Social Sciences at Ankara University in 2002, Dr Yüceşahin’s major research area is population geography. In 2011, as a collaborator researcher, Dr. Yüceşahin participated to the World Population Programme at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria and worked on Turkey’s fertility, mortality and migration trends and sub national level population projection. His current research primarily focuses on feminist geography, population geography, and urban social geography. In addition to his many currently academic works, Dr. Yüceşahin is managing editor of Göç Dergisi (Migration Journal) .
Dr Pınar Yazgan is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sakarya University, Turkey. She received her BA, MA and PhD in Sociology, all from Sakarya University Her PhD research focused on the sense of identity and belonging amongst migrants from Turkey in Denmark, and she is also a research grant recipient from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. She conducted field work in Denmark between 2007 and 2009 while also serving as a visiting researcher at the Danish National Research Centre for Social Sciences. Her recent research focuses on the integration of different generations of migrants from Turkey in Drammen, Norway. Her research interests include transnationalism, mobility, gender and critical discourse analysis with a special focus on migrants. Dr Yazgan is Book Review Editor of Migration Letters. She is also one of the editors of Göç Dergisi (Migration Journal) and regular contributor of The Migration Conferences.
CREDITS: Cover Design: Gizem Cakir
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