White Migrations

White Migrations

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The migrant is often thought of as a non-westerner in search for a better future in Europe or the United States. From a multi-sited ethnography with Swedish migrant women in the US, Singapore and Spain, this book explores the intersections of racial and class privilege and gender vulnerabilities in contemporary feminized migration from or within 'the West'. Through an analysis of 'white migration', Catrin LundstrApm develops theoretical tools to understand the dynamics that shape the women's lives as wealthy housewives, expatriate wives and lifestyle migrants. By shifting the gaze towards privileged migrants, LundstrApm illustrates how race shapes contemporary transnational migration and how white privilege is reproduced through family formation, expatriate geographies or 'international communities' in response to the shifting boundaries of whiteness in different national and regional settings. Looking at how whiteness migrates through a transnational lens the book fills a gap in literature on race and migration, presenting some of the complexities of the current global power relations and the contextual variations that surround these.When Lydia applied for the Green Card she had what she described as a shocking a€“ but enlightening a€“ experience. Lydia met her future husband Michael in 1999, but chose to move to the US and marry him seven years later, in 2006. She was ... You can reschedule the meeting, but if you dona#39;t do it in advance you lose your appointment. Then you have ... Then you hear the tone change when someone starts speaking Spanish and looks like a Latin American or Hispanic. The tone isanbsp;...

Title:White Migrations
Author:Catrin Lundström
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-04-30


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