Gender in transnationalism : home, longing and belonging among Moroccan migrant women
Salih raises the important theoretical issue of the role of gender in transnationalism, a neglected domain of research. Her ethnographic focus is on Moroccan women in Italy, however, more than the mutual construction of maleness and femaleness through interaction. . . . Salih takes up such questions as Moroccan women's relations with the new places they inhabit and their changing conceptualizations of home. How are women's identities and cultural practices shaped by the transnational dimension of their lives and by living in a world supposedly increasingly interconnected? What are the relations between marginalization and lack of recognition in Italy and transnationalism? How are migrants represented by the Italian state and how in turn do they respond to these representations (p. 3)? (From: Katherine E. Hoffman. "Review of Ruba Salih,
Gender in Transnationalism: Home, Longing and Belonging Among Moroccan Migrant Women, "
Ruba Salih.; 0306; p. cm; Includes bibliographical references and index.