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Gender, Migration and Categorisation: Making Distinctions between Migrants in Western Countries, 1945-2010

This volume is pubished in the IMISCOE-AUP Series and edited by Marlou Schrover and Deirdre M. Moloney.

Author
Marlou Schrover
Date
05 November 2013
Links
Website IMISCOE

This collection explores how Western countries have historically distinguished between categories of migrants--such as labor, refugee, family, and postcolonial migrants. Covering France, the United States, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark, the contributors explain how concepts such as refugee, family, and difference have been defined through policy and public debate.

Tightly intertwined, these definitions are continuously changing with the economic and geopolitical climate, as well as in relation to migrants' gender, class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and countries of destination and origin.