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Women, migration, and care: explorations of diversity and dynamism in the global South

Kofman, Eleonore and Raghuram, Parvati (2012). Women, migration, and care: explorations of diversity and dynamism in the global South. Social Politics, 19(3) pp. 408–432.

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Abstract

The conceptualization and models of migration, gendered labor, and care have been developed with the primacy of South to North migrations in mind and have only incorporated Southern countries' experiences selectively. Using the examples of selected countries in the South, especially middle-income countries, this article aims to unsettle some of the assumptions that underlie this analysis and to lay out some questions that might need to be addressed to make questions of care reflect the diversity and dynamic of migratory systems, gender regimes, and welfare arrangements in the South. In particular, the middle-income countries, such as Argentina and South Africa, pose interesting questions as they are tied into global circuits of care in distinctive ways and have different kinds of care provisioning and histories of gendered migrations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author
ISSN: 1468-2893
Extra Information: This article appears in: Special Theme: Limits to Progress and Change: Reflections of Latin American Social Policy
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 34155
Depositing User: Parvati Raghuram
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 15:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34155
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