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Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender—A book edited by Judith Resnik


Judith Resnik and Seyla Benhabib, Editors
Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender
New York University Press, 2009

In this collection of fourteen essays, Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik and co-editor Seyla Benhabib bring together a scholarly body of work situating gender in the context of globalization, citizenship, and migration.

“When one inflects citizenship, sovereignty, and migration theories with gender analysis, new questions emerge both about feminist conceptions of women and men and about political theories of the state,” the editors write in an introductory essay addressing the parameters and implications of gendered migration.

The collection’s introduction is itself a synthesis and analysis of the political and legal issues entailed by migrations of people, engendered and situated in families and communities. The contributing essayists of Migrations and Mobilities cover a wide range of issues—from workers' rights to children's rights, from theories of the nation-state and federalism to obligations under transnational human rights conventions. Together, the essays urge the reader to consider the pivotal role that gender should play in reconceiving the nature of citizenship in the contemporary, transnational world.

Contributors include Jacqueline Bhabha, Linda Bosniak, Catherine Dauvergne, Talia Inlender, Vicki C. Jackson, David Jacobson, Linda K. Kerber, Audrey Macklin, Angela Means, Valentine M. Moghadam, Patrizia Nanz, Aihwa Ong, Cynthia Patterson, and Sarah K. van Walsum.