Migration, Masculinities and Reproductive Labour: Men of the by Ester Gallo, Francesca Scrinzi

By Ester Gallo, Francesca Scrinzi

This leading edge e-book analyses the function gender performs within the dating among globalisation, migration and reproductive labour. Exploring the gendered reviews of migrant males and the social building of racialised masculinities within the context of the 'international department of reproductive labour' (IDRL), it examines how new styles of intake and provision of paid domestic/care paintings bring about varieties of inequality throughout racial, ethnic, gender and sophistication strains. in response to an ethnographic research of the operating and family members lives of migrant males in the IDRL, it specializes in the practices and techniques of migrant males hired as domestic/care staff in Italy. The authors spotlight how migrant men's stories of reproductive labour and kinfolk are formed by means of worldwide forces and nationwide public guidelines, and the way they negotiate the alterations and power conflicts that their 'feminised' jobs entail. They draw at the voices of guys and girls of other nationalities to teach how masculinities are built in the domestic via migrant men's interactions with female and male employers, girls kinfolk and their wider ethnic community. Bridging the divide among scholarship on overseas migration, care paintings and masculinity reviews, this booklet will curiosity sociologists, anthropologists, economists, political scientists and social coverage experts.

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Importantly, scholars researching men’s engagement with occupations traditionally seen as ‘women’s work’ have pointed out that each occupational culture is framed around stereotypical understandings of femininities and masculinities that ask men to comply with, or conform to, public expectations of bodily behaviour that constrain their embodied experience of work. However, the same literature has highlighted how men’s engagement with feminised representations of male workers also opens (sometimes limited) spaces of subversion in which gender is actively undone by subjects in order to challenge current representations and to enhance their social positions (Hall et al.

Practicing motherhood from a distance. Retention and loss in Ecuadorian transnational families. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 38(2): 261–277.  Parutis. 2013. Fatherhood and transmission in the context of migration: An Irish and polish case. International Migration 52(1): 165–177. Brod, H. 1994. Some thoughts on some histories of some masculinities: Jews and other stories. In Theorizing masculinites, ed.  Brannon. Thousand Oaks: Sage. , and N. King. 2007. Taking women’s work “like a man”.

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