This book explores the dynamic interplay between cross-national and cross-cultural patterns of female migration, integration and social change, by focusing on the specific case of Belgium. It provides insight into the dynamic interplay between gender and migration, and especially contributes to the knowledge of how migration changes gender relations in Belgium, as well as in the regions of origin. To this end, an analytical model for conducting gender-sensitive migration research is developed out of an initial theory-driven conceptual model. Employing a transversal approach, the researchers reveal similarities and differences across national backgrounds, disclosing the underlying, more "universal" gender dynamics.
Christiane Timmerman is Research Professor (ZAP - BOF) at the University of Antwerp and Academic Director of CeMIS, University of Antwerp.
Marco Martiniello is Research Director at the FRS-FNRS, (Fund for Scientific Research), Director of CEDEM (Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies) and Professor of Sociology at the University of Liege.
Andrea Rea is Professor of Sociology at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Director of GERME (Group for research on Ethnic Relations, Migrations, and Equality).
Johan Wets is Research Manager for Migration at the Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA), University of Leuven - KULeuven.
Release date Australia
May 8th, 2015
Edited by Andrea Rea
Edited by Christiane Timmerman
Edited by Johan Wets
Edited by Marco Martiniello
Country of Publication
2 Line drawings, black and white; 26 Halftones, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white; 28 Illustrations, black and white