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Regulating the International Movement of Women: From Protection to Control


ISBN13: 9780415815253
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.00



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The question of how to conceptualize the relationships between governments and the everyday lives of women has long been the focus of attention among feminists. Feminist scholarship critiques women's lives, experiences and gender inequality in a variety of contexts. In this age of increased internationalism, we are witness to government actor's attempts to use women's alleged 'vulnerability' to justify its humanitarian interventions. Regulating the International Movement of Women interrogates western government's uses of discourses of human vulnerability as a tool to regulate non-western women's migration. In this collection of provocatively argued essays, the contributors wish to reclaim the concept of racialised and gendered vulnerability, from its under theorized, and thus, ambiguous location in feminist's theory, in a variety of methodological and geographical contexts. The book addresses the human geographer, the socio-legal and critical scholar, the sociologist, the cultural, postcolonial and political theorists and practitioners. This unique text will be of value to academics, postgraduate and research students of any of the above disciplines, as well as practitioners interested in theoretical and empirical discussions of the state, normativity and the regulation of women 's cross-border mobility.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction: Identifying the Problematic: Why Does Vulnerability Matter?, Sharron A. FitzGerald (Editor)

Section 1: Race
Chapter 2: Babies, Berries and Bedrooms: Vulnerability and Citizenship among Female Labour Migrants from the Global South, Jenna L. Hennebry
Chapter 3: Crossing Borders, Inhabiting Spaces: The (In)credibility of Sexual Violence in Asylum Appeals, Helen Bailliot, Sharon Cowan and Vanessa Munro
Chapter 4: Race, Normativity and the Biopolitics of Vulnerable Labourers, Deborah Dixon

Section 2: Citizenship
Chapter 5: A Gender Perspective on the Return of 'Illegal Immigrants', Heli Askola
Chapter 6: (En)gendering Vulnerability in Borderlands: Femicide and Citizenship, Marie Woodling
Chapter 7: Orpah's Daughters: Dangerous Vulnerability, Second Generations and the Nation State, Mairead Enright

Section 3: Human Trafficking
Chapter 8: Moral and Legal Obligations of the State to Victims of Sex Trafficking: Vulnerability and Beyond, Tsachi Keren-Paz
Chapter 9: Human Trafficking, Prostitution and the Construction of the New Female Victim, Jo Phoenix
Chapter 10: Adaptive Normative Spatiality: Sovereignty, Mobility and the Female Trafficked Migrant, Sharron A. FitzGerald