Illegal Migration and Gender in a Global and Historical Perspective

Edited by Marlou Schrover, Joanne van der Leun, Leo Lucassen, and Chris Quispel

Edited by Marlou Schrover, Joanne van der Leun, Leo Lucassen, and Chris Quispel

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

256 pages | 6-3/10 x 9-1/2
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9789089640475 Published April 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This incisive volume combines two important issues in contemporary debates over migration: gender and illegal migration. The authors reconsider migration scholarship through the lens of gender in order to investigate definitions of citizenship and the differences in mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion for men and women. Additionally, through applying an interdisciplinary and comparative historical framework that spans the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the volume also produces a comprehensive account of illegal migration in nations and regions such as the United States, the Middle East, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Mexico, Malaysia, Pakistan, and the horn of Africa.


Table of contents



1.                  Marlou Schrover, Joanne van der Leun, Leo Lucassen, and Chris Quispel,
                     Introduction: illegal migration and gender in a global and historical perspective

2.                  Corrie van Eijl, Tracing back ‘illegal alliens’ in the Netherlands, 1850-1940

3.                  Christiane Reinecke, Policing foreign men and women: gendered patterns of

                     expulsion and migration control in Germany, 1880-1914

4.                  Ilse van Liempt, The gendered aspects of smuggling. The illegal migration of men   

                     and women from Iraq, the Horn of Africa and the former Soviet Union to the


5.                  Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas, Old and new labour migration to Malaysia. From

                     colonial times to the present

6.                  Ali Nobil Ahmad, The romantic appeal of illegal migration: gender masculinity 

                     and human smuggling from Pakistan

7.                  Annelies Moors and Marina de Regt, Migrant domestic workers in the Middle East

8.                  Heide Castañeda, Illegal migration, gender and health care: Perspectives from  

                     Germany and the United States


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