Transnational Migration: Bringing Gender in


Pessar, Patricia R., and Sarah J. Mahler. 2003. “Transnational Migration: Bringing Gender in.” International Migration Review 37 (3): 812–46.

Authors: Patricia R. Pessar, Sarah J. Mahler


This article aims to bring gender into an even tighter transnational migration focus by broadening and deepening our original framework of "gendered geographies of power," linking it more directly to existing and emerging scholarship. We examine and highlight previously neglected areas such as the role of the state and the social imaginary in gendering transnational processes and experiences. We identify topics that remain under-appreciated, under-researched, and/or under-theorized. Finally, we initiate a discussion of how a gendered analysis of transnational migration can help bridge this particular research to other gendered transnational processes under study that do not privilege migration.

Keywords: transnational migration, gender analysis

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Migration, Gender, Gender Analysis, Gendered Power Relations

Year: 2003

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