56 / TRANSNATIONAL CARE, GENDER AND CITIZENSHIP
8 – 12 October 2012
Lise Widding Isaksen, University of Bergen, Norway
Hanne Marlene Dahl, Roskilde University, Denmark
In many societies migration for care work is managed and regulated migration. Migration management, especially concerning migration from economically poor to economically rich countries, also operates in transnational chains. In the chains poor countries often provide the labour supply and migration regimes structure the flow of migrant care workers. Some migration is legal and some is illegal. The aim of this course is to explore and discuss the role of the state, citizenship and how migration regimes are related to gender, ethnicity, class and race. Migrants are governed through their relation to the nation state in the sender and receiving countries. How do migrations affect social institutions like the families and communities left behind? What are the policies - if any - pursued by different welfare regimes? What are the conditions of these care workers, their strategies and how do they cope with their care obligations? Here we will discuss the implications different theoretical perspectives have for the understanding of migration, citizenship and care.