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Engendering Transnational Voices

Studies in Family, Work, and Identity

Guida Man and Rina Cohen, editors

Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada Series

Paper 330 pp.

ISBN13: 978-1-77112-113-2

Release Date: April 2015

Online discount: 25%

$42.99  $32.24


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Engendering Transnational Voices examines the transnational practices and identities of immigrant women, youth, and children in an era of global migration and neoliberalism, addressing such topics as family relations, gender and work, schooling, remittances, cultural identities, caring for children and the elderly, inter- and multi-generational relationships, activism, and refugee determination.

Expressions of power, resistance, agency, and accommodation in relation to the changing concepts of home, family, and citizenship are explored in both theoretical and empirical essays that critically analyze transnational experiences, discourses, cultural identities, and social spaces of women, youth, and children who come from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; are either first- or second-generation transmigrants; are considered legal or undocumented; and who enter their adopted country as trafficked workers, domestic workers, skilled professionals, or students. The volume gives voice to individual experiences, and focuses on human agency as well as the social, economic, political, and cultural processes inherent in society that enable or disable immigrants to mobilize linkages across national boundaries.

Guida Man is an associate professor and a member of the Graduate Program in the Department of Sociology at York University. Her research intersects im/migration and transnationalisms, families, and women and work in the context of global economic restructuring. She has an extensive research and publishing record, and is currently completing a SSHRC-funded research project on immigrant women’s transnational migration strategies.

Rina Cohen is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and a member of the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies at York University. Her areas of interest include diaspora engagement, transnationalisms, immigrant women, sociology of families, cultural identities, and qualitative research methods. She has authored numerous articles on domestic care workers, transnational motherhood, children’s contribution to housework, and diasporic communities.