Introduction: the invisible (migrant) man

Charsley, Katharine and Wray, Helena E. (2015) Introduction: the invisible (migrant) man. Men and Masculinities, 18 (4). pp. 403-423. ISSN 1097-184X (doi:10.1177/1097184X15575109)

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Abstract

Migration scholarship has often lagged behind developments in gender studies. The importance of gender has gained increasing recognition but this has predominantly meant a focus on women migrants; only recently has agendered lens been turned to the study of migrant men. Discourses surrounding migrationin law andgovernment, and in legal scholarship, remain characterised by neglect or dismissal of the gendered experiences of male migrants. Where they do appear, men are frequently cast as the oppressor of family members or as abusing legal channels of migration. Their vulnerabilities and affective ties and needs are rarely foregrounded. This negative representation may be instrumentalizedat a variety of levels, and for a variety of purposes, making it difficult for more nuanced critiques to gain purchase.This Special Issue seeks to extend the discussion of migration and gender by exploring the ways in which men’s gendered experiences of migration remain marginalised.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 17656
Notes on copyright: Katharine Charsley, Helena Wray, Introduction: The Invisible (Migrant) Man, Men and Masculinities (Vol 18, Issue 4) pp. 403 - 423. Copyright © 2015 (The Author(s)). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Depositing User: Helena Wray
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 12:58
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 01:47
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17656

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