Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations connects the 19th- and 20th-century labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It emphasizes macro-regional internal continuities or discontinuities and interactions between and within macro-regions. The essays look at migrant workers experiences in constraining frames and the options they seize or constraints they circumvent. It traces the development from 19th-century proletarian migrations to industries and plantations across the globe to 20th- and 21st-century domestics and caregiver migrations. It integrates male and female migration and shows how women have always been present in mass migrations. Studies on historical development over time are supplemented by case studies on present migrations in Asia and from Asia. A systems approach is combined with human agency perspectives.
Contributors include Rochelle Ball, Shelly Chan, Dennis D. Cordell, Michael Douglass, Christiane Harzig, Dirk Hoerder, Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen, Hassène Kassar, Kamel Kateb, Amarjit Kaur, Kiranjit Kaur, Gijs Kessler, Akram Khater, Elizabeth A. Kuznesof, Vera Mackie, Adam McKeown, Tomoko Nakamatsu, Ooi Keat Gin, Aswatini Raharto, Marlou Schrover, and Patcharawalai Wongboonsin.
Dirk Hoerder has taught worldwide migrations, borderland interactions, and sociology of acculturation at University of Bremen and Arizona State University and in Toronto and Paris. Publications include
Cultures in Contact (Duke University Press, 2002),
Historical Practice of Diversity (Berghahn Books, 2003), Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims (Brill, 2011).
Amarjit Kaur teaches at the University of New England, Australia, and focuses on international labour migration, forced migration in Southeast Asia, and issues of governance, inequality and labour rights. Publications include
Wage Labour in Southeast Asia since 1840 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Women Workers in Industrialising Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
List of Maps, Tables and Figures
Understanding International Migration: Comparative and Transcultural Perspectives,
Amarjit Kaur and Dirk Hoerder
Transcultural Approaches to Gendered Labor Migration: From the Nineteenth-Century Proletarian to Twenty-First-Century Caregiver Migrations,
Globalizing the Household in East Asia,
ATLANTIC WORLD: EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS
Domestic Service and Urbanization in Nineteenth-Century Latin America,
Elizabeth A. Kuznesof
Feminisation of Migration and Problematisation of Migration: Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth century,
Migration and Family Systems in Russia and the Soviet Union, Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries,
Femina migrans: Agency of European Women Migrating to Domestic Work in North America, 1880s to 1950s,
Christiane Harzig and Dirk Hoerder
THE AFRICAS AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
Interdependence to Convergence: Migration, Men, and Work in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1800–1975,
Dennis D. Cordell
Migrations in the Maghreb and Western Mediterranean,
Kamel Kateb and Hassène Kassar
“Women Were Strong”: Gender and Immigration from the Eastern Mediterranean,
Chinese Emigration in Global Context, 1850–1940,
Japan, Labour Migration, and the Global Order of Difference,
Shifting Geographies of Migration in Southeast Asia: Continuity and Change in Proletarian and Gendered Migrations,
Migration into Thailand: Change and Continuity from a Gender Perspective,
CASE STUDIES: SOUTHEAST ASIAN DOMESTIC AND CARE-WORKER MIGRATIONS
Indonesian Domestic Workers Overseas: Their Position and Protection in the Global Labour Market,
Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen and Aswatini Raharto
From Amah-chieh to Indonesian Maids: A Comparative Study in the Context of Malaysia circa 1930s–1990s,
Ooi Keat Gin
Women Migrant Workers and Visibility in Malaysia: The Role of Media in Society,
ADJUSTING FAMILY LIFE / GLOBALIZING CAREWORK AND HOUSEHOLDING
Rethinking the “Left-Behind” in Chinese Migrations: A Case of Liberating Wives in 1950s South China,
Marriage Migration: Love in Brokered Marriages in Contemporary Japan,
Migration and Transformation: The Gendering of International Migration from the Philippines in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries,
Notes on Contributors
All interested in labour history, migration history, women's history, global approaches, transcultural approaches, human agency approaches.