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Author Zontini, Elisabetta.

Title Transnational families, migration and gender : Moroccan and Filipino women in Bologna and Barcelona / Elisabetta Zontini
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages) : maps
Series New directions in anthropology ; v. 30
New directions in anthropology ; v. 30
Contents Transnational Families, Migration and Gender; Table of Contents; List of Tables; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Transnational Migration, Gender and Settlement; Chapter 3: Immigration, Work and Family in Bologna; Chapter 4: Immigration, Work and Family in Barcelona; Chapter 5: Comparative Perspectives on Female Migration and Settlement in Southern Europe; Chapter 6: Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Summary By linking the experiences of immigrant families with the increased reliance on cheap and flexible workers for care and domestic work in Southern Europe, this study documents the lived experiences of neglected actors of globalization migrant women as well as the transformations of Western families more generally. However, while describing in detail the structural and cultural contexts within which these women have to operate, the book questions dominant paradigms about women as passive victims of patriarchal structures and brings out instead their agency and the creative ways in which they
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250) and index
Notes Print version
Subject Families -- Italy -- Bologna.
Families -- Spain -- Barcelona.
Filipinos -- Italy -- Bologna -- Social conditions.
Filipinos -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Social conditions.
Moroccans -- Italy -- Bologna -- Social conditions.
Moroccans -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Social conditions.
Women immigrants -- Europe, Southern -- Case studies.
Women immigrants -- Italy -- Bologna.
Women immigrants -- Spain -- Barcelona.
Europe, Southern -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1845456181
1845458052 (electronic bk.)
9781845458058 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Moroccan and Filipino women in Bologna and Barcelona