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The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism

The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism

Global and Development Perspectives

International Handbooks on Gender series

Edited by Laura Oso and Natalia Ribas Mateos

The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism represents a state-of-the-art review of the critical importance of the links between gender and migration in a globalising world. It draws on original, largely field-based contributions by authors across a range of disciplinary provenances worldwide.

Chapter 1: An introduction to a global and development perspective: a focus on gender, migration and transnationalism

Laura Oso and Natalia Ribas-Mateos

Subjects: development studies, development economics, family and gender policy, migration, economics and finance, development economics, geography, human geography, politics and public policy, migration, social policy and sociology, family and gender policy, migration, urban and regional studies, migration

Extract

This first chapter to the handbook encourages readers to conceptualize the introduction of a gender perspective on mobilities into a cartography of global chains and circuits. This is done in order to present a particular field on gender and migration studies, specifically in relation to the important works, concepts, debates and trends found in the different chapters and which we think should constitute a comprehensive overall work for many years to come. This introduction addresses the challenge of summarizing extensive areas of literature as well as describing the written work from which it is drawn, It provides an extensive bibliography, which also indicates further reading in the selected topics of interest.