Giulia Garofalo Geymonat, Sabrina Marchetti

Is Migration Good for Women? The Gender-Migration Nexus and Social Reproduction in a Global Perspective

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Keywords: Gender; Migration; Domestic Work; Sex Work; Globalization.

While contemporary global migrations are increasingly discussed through the concept of «feminization of migration», the present article proposes the concept of gender-migration nexus in order to explore how gender inequality is constitutive of migrations and simultaneously migrations may impact on gender. Drawing on sociological and feminist literature, and tackling the question of whether migrations may represent a transformative potential for women, we elaborate on the need to analyze migration in an intersectional perspective: indeed, besides gender, inequalities of race, class and nationality, significantly contribute to shape women's position in contemporary global migrations. This becomes clear when one takes into account the international division of reproductive labor, including domestic, care and sex labor, that are all subject to forms of increasing commodification in transnational markets.

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