Gender and Mobility: a critical introduction

Elina Penttinen, Anitta Kynsilehto

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Our world is characterized by mobility. The number of refugees on the global scale has increased considerably. Meanwhile border control measures and legal avenues for mobility have been severely curbed, and the political climate has become all the more violent against racialized and gendered “Others”. Business elites traverse the fast-track lines to financial hubs and tourists discover new destinations. Ageing societies need people from abroad to perform care work. Domestic workers carve out nearer and further paths to reach employment, often leaving their family members behind in need of care.

This book examines global mobilities from gendered perspectives, asking how gender together with race/ethnicity, social class, nationality and sexuality shape globally mobile lives. By developing analysis that cuts through economic structures, policies and individuals enacting agency, the book demonstrates how intersectional feminist analysis helps to comprehend uneven mobilities. Through multidisciplinary angle the book draws examples from different parts of the world and refuses to provide easy answers. Calling for students, scholars and general readers alike, the book invites the reader to imagine and relate to the world in manifold ways.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Number of pages194
ISBN (Print)9781786602671, 9781786602688
ISBN (Electronic)9781786602695
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Fields of Science

  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • 517 Political science

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