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Managing «Difference» in Eastern-European Transnational Families

Edited By Viorela Ducu and Áron Telegdi-Csetri

Studies in this book have been gathered on the occasion of two academic events in the field of Transnational Families, focusing on the Eastern-European space, from a – diversified – qualitative social research perspective. The volume places a special emphasis on a gendered and practice-oriented approach, exploring territories of domination and empowerment that inform the negotiation of difference. Studies follow processes of emancipation, family practices, redistribution of gendered roles, forms of abuse, social remittance, confrontation between rights and cultures, forming joint action strategies and egalitarian capital, in a process of emergence of new social actors. Studies reflect back upon the ambiguity of conceptual frameworks to be put to use while approaching this yet unexplored area.

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The Issue of Emancipation in the Case of Romanian Migrant Women (Anca Raluca Aștilean)

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Anca Raluca Aştilean

The Issue of Emancipation in the Case of Romanian Migrant Women1

Abstract Women’s emancipation and gender empowerment are much discussed issues, but there is very little information on this dimension in the case of Romanian migrant women. This paper inquires on how a feministic approach can influence the lives of migrant women, how it changes their perspectives and how it helps or hinders their migration project.

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