Ethnographies of gendered displacement: Women's experiences in South Asia under neo-liberal globalisation

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Ganguly-Scrase, Ruchira and Vogl, Gillian. (2008). Ethnographies of gendered displacement: Women's experiences in South Asia under neo-liberal globalisation. Women's Studies International Forum. 31(1), pp. 1 - 15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2007.11.007
AuthorsGanguly-Scrase, Ruchira and Vogl, Gillian
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The world is now characterised by extensive and rapid movements of people. An increasingly important issue for the Asia Pacific region is the rising number of people who are becoming displaced within their homelands as a result of a multitude of interconnected factors. The majority of displaced persons and refugees in our region are women and children. Yet, they are severely underrepresented in refugee determination processes, claims for asylum and settlement. This article will examine the neo-liberal global context in which women's experiences of forced migrations are situated. Over the past two decades the implementation of neo-liberal policies has not only resulted in colossal displacements, but have simultaneously given rise to exclusionary politics. While globalisation conjures up a vision of a borderless world, as a result of free flow of goods, this article will show that increasingly nation states have hardened their attitudes towards the displaced, emphasising the distinction between ‘economic’ migrants and political refugees. Based on recent fieldwork among internally displaced women and cross-border forced migrants in South Asia, our article will map out the ways in which the aggressive pursuit of neo-liberal agendas and the rise of exclusionary politics result in greater social inequalities for women. By focusing on the ways in which women confront and interpret the commonalities and differences of dislocation, this article will evaluate the contemporary applicability of the concept of “refugee” in post-colonial states and highlight the significance of gendered displacements.

Year2008
JournalWomen's Studies International Forum
Journal citation31 (1), pp. 1 - 15
PublisherPergamon
ISSN0277-5395
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2007.11.007
Scopus EID2-s2.0-38649109836
Page range1 - 15
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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