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Author Lundstrom, Catrin, author

Title White migrations : gender, whiteness and privilege in transnational migration / Catrin Lundström
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (202 pages) : illustrations
Series Migration, diasporas and citizenship
Migration, diasporas and citizenship.
Contents White migrations: a theoretical framework -- A multi-sited ethnography of whiteness -- Doing similarity in a white-women's network -- Hierarchies of whiteness in the United States -- Racial divisions in expatriate lives in Singapore -- Disintegrating whiteness in Southern Spain -- Gender and whiteness in motion -- Migration studies revisited
Summary "The migrant is often thought of as a non-westerner in search for a better future in Europe or the United States. From a multi-sited ethnography with Swedish migrant women in the US, Singapore and Spain, this book explores the intersections of racial and class privilege and gender vulnerabilities in contemporary feminized migration from or within 'the West'. Through an analysis of 'white migration', Catrin Lundstrom develops theoretical tools to understand the dynamics that shape the women's lives as wealthy housewives, expatriate wives and lifestyle migrants. By shifting the gaze towards privileged migrants, Lundstrom illustrates how race shapes contemporary transnational migration and how white privilege is reproduced through family formation, expatriate geographies or 'international communities' in response to the shifting boundaries of whiteness in different national and regional settings. Looking at how whiteness migrates through a transnational lens the book fills a gap in literature on race and migration, presenting some of the complexities of the current global power relations and the contextual variations that surround these"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Sex differences.
Transnationalism -- Social aspects.
Women immigrants -- Social conditions.
Women, White -- Race identity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137289198 (electronic bk.)
9781137289193 (electronic bk.)