Threatened identities and gendered opportunities : Somali migration to America

Show simple item record Abdi, Cawo Mohamed 2015-07-21T05:53:14Z 2015-07-21T05:53:14Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Recent literature pays close attention to the ways in which gender mediates the migration experience. In addition to showing that gender matters in the migration process, this scholarship highlights how institutions in the host society can provide opportunities to challenge gender hierarchies within migrant households and communities. At the same time, this body of recent works complicates prior assumptions that migration is always empowering for women, by stressing how the empowermentdisempowerment dichotomy simplifies complex processes that both enable women to challenge patriarchal practices and deter them from doing so. This article seeks to extend this literature through an ethnographic investigation of the dynamic process of change in gender relations among Somali immigrants in Minnesota, a Muslim African refugee population. Most immigrant case studies draw from groups originating from Latin America and Asia, the major sources of migration to the United States in recent decades. Focusing on the migration experiences of Somalis offers a fresh venue to further document and theorize the gendered nature of the new wave of twenty-first-century migration. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant 752-2005-0622 03 and British Commonwealth Scholarship CACR-2003-166. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Abdi, CM 2014, 'Threatened identities and gendered opportunities : Somali migration to America', Signs : Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 459-483. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0097-9740 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1545-6943 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1086/673380
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2013 by The University of Chicago en_ZA
dc.subject Migration en_ZA
dc.subject America en_ZA
dc.subject Gender en_ZA
dc.subject Women en_ZA
dc.subject Somali immigrants en_ZA
dc.title Threatened identities and gendered opportunities : Somali migration to America en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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