Migrants in a Global Economy

Volume 27, Issue 1 | March 2019


This issue explores the diversity, scope and value of migrant women's work, and challenges enduring misconceptions and myths about women migrant workers and the work they do. Feminist researchers and activists are challenging policymakers to shift their focus wider to see migration from an intersectional feminist perspective.

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Introduction: gender, development, and migrants in a global economy
Ruth Pearson and Caroline Sweetman

Women migrants in the global economy: a global overview (and regional perspectives)
Tanja Bastia and Nicola Piper

Bringing the border to baby: birth registration as bordering practice for migrant women's children
Allison J. Petrozziello

Beyond development impact: gender and care in the Pacific Seasonal Worker Programme
Priya Chattier

The Global Compact for Migration: what could it mean for women and gender relations?
Carolina Gottardo and Paola Cyment

No city for migrant women: construction workers' experiences of exclusion from urban governance and discrimination in labour markets in Ahmedabad
Nivedita Jayaram, Priyanka Jain and Sangeeth Sujatha Sugathan

Migration as a window to empowerment: Nepalese women's experiences in South Korea
Manju Shakya and Yunjeong Yang

'Skeptics' and 'believers': anti-trafficking, sex work, and migrant rights activism in South Africa
Kudakwashe P. Vanyoro

Albanian women's experiences of migration to Greece and Italy: a gender analysis
Ermira Danaj


Here you can find additional materials related to the issue. These are compiled by Liz Cooke

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Obituary and Book Reviews

Obituary - Remembering Camillia El-Solh
Soraya Tremayne

Handbook on the International Political Economy of Gender edited by Juanita Elias and Adrienne Roberts. Reviewed by Kate Bedford

Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries: Gender Justice and Norm Change edited by Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Anita Ghimire, Rachel Marcus and Grace Kyomuhendo Bantebya. Reviewed by Imogen Davies

Women and Microfinance in the Global South: Empowerment and Disempowerment Outcomes by Lynn Horton. Reviewed by Kate Maclean

Researching Sex and Sexualities edited by Charlotte Morris, Paul Boyce, Andrea Cornwall, Hannah Frith, Laura Harvey and Yingying Huang. Reviewed by Jaz Dawson