Chapter 4: Gender
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The chapter focuses on the development of the study of gender and migration since the 1970s, detailing the trajectory of the field from women-centered analyses to intersectional approaches to migration at various spaces and scales. The chapter starts off with a discussion of two novels, Americanah (2013) by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Other Hand (2008) by British writer Chris Cleave, in which different aspects of gendered and racialized migration experiences become visible. Reflecting this discussion, the chapter highlights critical perspectives on the study of gender and migration, particularly those offered by scholars in postcolonial and decolonial feminist studies and in queer and queer-of-color studies. It concludes with an estimation of the state of the field of gender and migration, with some thoughts about future directions for research.

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