Sexualities and international migration

Authored by: Eithne Luibhéid

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415779722
eBook ISBN: 9780203863299
Adobe ISBN: 9781135183493

10.4324/9780203863299.ch18

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Abstract

The ways that sexuality shapes and is reshaped by international migration has long been implicitly acknowledged, including by scholarship on “marriage migration” and on the linkages among late nineteenth-century industrialization, immigration, and the sex industry. Nonetheless, the major social science disciplines have generally addressed sexuality and international migration as separate areas. In recent decades, however, scholars have increasingly situated sexuality and international migration in critical conversation. In the process, they have drawn on and transformed key theories, methodologies, and research practices within and across the disciplines.

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