Youth migration is a global phenomenon, and it is gendered. This collection presents original studies on gender and youth migration from the 19th century onwards, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives.
An international group of contributors explore the imperial histories of youth migration, their identities and sexualities, the impact of education, policies and practices, and the roles, contribution and challenges of young migrants in certain industries and services, as well as in communities.
These cross-disciplinary themes include cases from Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, Italy, Philippines, Senegal, Syria, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
"A fascinating collection of research on gendered experiences and processes of migration in diverse international contexts." John Horton, University of Northampton
Glenda Tibe Bonifacio is Associate Professor in Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge. She is also a research affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. Glenda is the author and editor of books on various topics related to gender and migration.
Introduction: Gender and Youth Migration ~ Glenda Tibe Bonifacio;
Part 1 Imperial Histories;
Childhood and Imperial Training, 1875-1914 ~ Rebecca J. Bates;
Waifs, Strays, and Foundlings: Illegitimacy, Gender, and Youth Migration from Britain, 1870-1930 ~ Ginger Frost;
"Child Rescue at Home, Overseas Migration within the Empire": Child Emigration Society during Interwar Period (1918-1939) ~ Mairena Hirschberg;
Part II Negotiating Identities;
Senegalese Young Women in Paris and New York: Empowerment and Shifting Identities through Migration ~ Medina Ina Niang;
Homophobia, Transphobia and the Homonationalist Gaze: Challenges of Young Bangladeshi Homosexuals and Transgenders in Migration ~ Raihan M. Sharif;
From ‘Coming Out’ to ‘Undocuqueer’: Intersections between Illegality and Queerness within the U.S. Undocumented Youth Movement ~ Ina Batzke;
Syrian Youth in Turkey: Gender and Problems Outside the Refugee Camps ~ Elif Gökçearslan Çifci and Dilek Kurnaz;
Part III Education;
Filipino Youth Professionals in Alberta, Canada: Shaping Gender and Education Landscapes? ~ Maria Veronica G. Caparas;
Life in Cold Lake: Childhood, Mobility and Social Structures ~ Gabriel Asselin;
Gender Gap among Second-generation Students in Higher Education: The Italian Case ~ Alessandro Bozzetti;
Balancing Family, Aspirations, and Higher Education: The Gendered Experiences of Second Generation Arab American College Women ~ Pamela Aronson and Ivy Forsthe-Brown;
Young, Educated, and Female: Narratives of Post-1991 Internal Albanian Migration ~ Ermira Danaj;
Part IV Work;
Characteristics and Gender Differences of Young Hungarian’s Attitudes and Intentions on Emigration ~ Ibolya Czibere and Andrea Rácz;
Youth Perspectives: Migration, Poverty and the Future of Farming in Rural Ethiopia ~ Logan Cochrane and Siera Vercillo;
Intersectional Experiences of Young Migrant Women in Istanbul ~ Bayram Ünal;
Conclusion ~ Glenda Tibe Bonifacio.