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Armenians around the World: Migration and Transnationality


Edited By Artur Mkrtichyan

This volume explores Armenian migration around the world, including the interrelation between domestic communities in Armenia and Armenian communities elsewhere. It takes a close look at the motivation to migrate and the specifics of Armenian communities in different EU countries and the United States. Authors from Armenia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, and the US use various approaches to the subject such as case-study, in-depth interviews, surveys, comparative and network analysis, as well as migration and transnationalism theories. The collection offers new insights into local Armenian community structure, lifestyle, communication and adaptation, social, economic and gender aspects of migration.
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Gender Aspects of Migration Processes in Armenia: an Integrative Approach


← 270 | 271 → Hasmik Gevorgyan

Associate professor of Faculty of Sociology Yerevan State University

The article offers a contemporary perspective on gender concerns and migration processes in Armenia. At the same time, since migration is a large theme to understand it well, one must be prepared to travel via historical trials. Cultural perspective on gender issues and migration processes in Armenia gives us the understanding of specific challenges and different life experiences of Armenian Man and Armenian Woman.

Transnational population flows persist across space and time, the rate of international migration has substantially increased, and migration, in fact, is no longer an exceptional phenomenon for our world. Even though nowadays many countries rely on the benefits of migration processes for their economies, concern about the consequences of migration is also increased.

Migration impacts, benefits, and challenges on people and on countries cannot be reflected accurately if the gender attributes of the process of resettlement are disregarded. Migration in our contemporary world trigger changes in gender roles and gender dispositions.

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