International Perspectives on Migration

Paradoxes of Integration: Female Migrants in Europe

Editors: Anthias, Floya, Kontos, Maria, Morokvasic-Müller, Mirjana (Eds.)

  • Provides lived experiences of migrant women and their strategies in Europe
  • Comparative perspective on labour markets, migration policies, welfare regimes  and Integration policies
  • The uses of the concept of integration in public and policy discourse and migration research
  • Focus on migrant women in different labour markets and particularly as domestic workers, sex workers and victims of trafficking
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This timely and innovative book analyses the lives of new female migrants in the EU with a focus on the labour market, domestic work, care work and prostitution in particular. It provides a comparative analysis embracing eleven European countries from Northern (UK, Germany, Sweden, France), Southern (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus) and Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovenia), i.e. old and new immigration countries as well as old and new market economies. It maps labour market trends, welfare policies, migration laws, patterns of employment, and the working and social conditions of female migrants in different sectors of the labour market, formal and informal. It is particularly concerned with the strategies women use to counter the disadvantages they face. It analyses the ways in which gender hierarchies are intertwined with other social relations of power, providing a gendered and intersectional perspective, drawing on the biographies of migrant women.  The book highlights policy relevant issues and tries to uncover some of the contradictory assumptions relating to integration which it treats as a highly normative and problematic concept. It reframes integration in terms of greater equalisation and democratisation (entailed in the parameters of access, participation and belonging), pointing to its transnational and intersectional dimensions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Paradoxes of Integration

    Anthias, Floya (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Profiling Female Migrants in Europe: Categories of Difference

    Ayres, Ron (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Welfare Regimes, Markets and Policies: The Experiences of Migrant Women

    Anthias, Floya (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

  • Informalisation and Flexibilisation at Work: The Migrant Woman Precariat Speaks

    Trimikliniotis, Nicos (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Coping with Deskilling: Strategies of Migrant Women Across European Societies

    Vouyioukas, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4842-2
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4841-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9642-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paradoxes of Integration: Female Migrants in Europe
Editors
  • Floya Anthias
  • Maria Kontos
  • Mirjana Morokvasic-Müller
Series Title
International Perspectives on Migration
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4842-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4842-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4841-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9642-3
Series ISSN
2214-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 204
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