Migration, Trafficking and Gender Construction: Women in Transition
Contents: Foreword by Paula Banerjee Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Migration, Trafficking and Work Ena Tripura Labour Migration in Bangladesh: Experiences of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Indigenous Women Workers Sandhya R Mahapatro Dynamics of Female Migration in India: Issues and Concerns Gomati Bodra Hembrom Interface between Migration and Trafficking: A Case of Tribal Minor Girls from Jharkhand Sanela Bašic Places of Migrant’s Hope: Bosnian Women in Migration Nazimuddin Siddique Violence, Forced Migration and Vulnerability of the Adivasi Women in Western Assam Sucharita Sengupta Towards Emancipation or Bondage? Rohingya Women’s Narratives from Bangladesh Refugee Camps and Indian Jails Part II: Migration and Assimilation Sanja Cukut Krilic Female Migrants at the Doors of Fortress Europe: The Case of Slovenia Kati Turtiainen Care Relations of Resettled Refugees: Case Study, Finland Mateja Sedmak Requestioning Identity: Female Descendants of Immigrants from Former Yugoslavia in Slovenia Mojca Pajnik and Veronika Bajt Precariousness of Migrant Women: Between Structural Constraints and Coping Strategies Bringing together essays on India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Europe, Migration, Trafficking and Gender Construction: Women in Transition offers valuable insights on women’s migration and demonstrates how tremendous political upheavals—the partition of India, the creation of Burma or the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia—bring about new geography, demography and economies that are conducive to people’s displacement. Immigrants face racial-ethnic stratification, location segregation in ghettoes or camps and difficulties to access economic opportunities, leading usually to downward assimilation. Emphasizing intersectionality between gender and migration, the book highlights women’s experiences holistically and also shows how migration is closely aligned to trafficking. Through narratives, case studies and secondary data from different regions and countries, it points out the very different significance of female labour migration compared to men’s. Ongoing conflicts and forcible displacement against ‘newcomers’, where women are particularly vulnerable, are discussed, as are the complexities of ethnic identity. This book will give readers a comprehensive idea of the scale and complexity of women’s migration today.