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L'(in)visibilité continue

Abstract : Although it is more usual to consider the reasons for the silences concerning women in migration, I am interested here in the origins and nature of the new visibility of those who were for a long time invisible. Are women on the move more numerous today and/or has their profile changed -- as suggested by the conventional wisdom about 'feminization of migration flows'? Or are we now more capable of perceiving what used to be hidden thanks to a long process of rendering these women visible? This article begins by questioning this "feminization". Then it analyzes the processes whereby migrant women have "become visible" in research and public policies. It shows how research on migration and gender echo each other. Two figures attract particular attention -- the victim and the domestic worker -- while others remain obscure, such as migrants with their own economic or matrimonial strategies.
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Mirjana Morokvasic. L'(in)visibilité continue. Cahiers du Genre, L'harmattan, 2011, pp.25-47. ⟨halshs-00828444⟩



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