Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

White Migrations

Gender, Whiteness and Privilege in Transnational Migration

Authors: Lundström, C.

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From a multi-sited ethnography with Swedish migrant women in the United States, Singapore and Spain, the book explores gender vulnerabilities and racial and class privilege in contemporary feminized migration, filling a gap in literature on race and migration.

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"White Migrations is [...] a remarkably precise and lucid analysis of heterosexuality in its intersection with Swedish whiteness. The heterosexuality of her informants is crucial to how their white privilege moves with them, and to the forms it takes in the new contexts where they build their lives. The very specificity of the heterosexual female embodiment of Swedish whiteness is constantly in focus, despite the fact that all Lundström's informants appear to be straight. Heterosexuality is not conflated with

gender, and it is not universalized. Although this should be expected in feminist research, it is still a rare accomplishment. Lundström does not make a point of it, but the job she does of describing the specificity of living normative lives in relation to

sexuality makes the book a contribution to sexuality studies as well as to migration studies and critical whiteness studies.

[...]

"For gender studies, White Migrations offers a lesson in how gender, race, class, and sexuality are co-constituted in both the private and the public sphere, and how Nordic whiteness in its heterosexual female variety produces particular life

conditions (depending on destination), for those who migrate with it. To silence race in studies of this group is deeply problematic because it extends the naturalization of white privilege. Lundström's book gives an excellent example of how privileged lives can be studied without naturalizing their standpoint. It will be extremely valuable for gender studies scholars who want to explore how white privilege becomes significant in gendered ways, and how it can be understood by those who benefit from it." - Stine H. Bang Svendsen, Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 23(2)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • White Migrations: A Theoretical Outline

    Lundström, Catrin

    Pages 1-23

  • A Multi-Sited Ethnography of Whiteness

    Lundström, Catrin

    Pages 24-33

  • Doing Similarity in a White-Women’s Network

    Lundström, Catrin

    Pages 34-50

  • Hierarchies of Whiteness in the United States

    Lundström, Catrin

    Pages 51-90

  • Racial Divisions in Expatriate Lives in Singapore

    Lundström, Catrin

    Pages 91-126

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Softcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
White Migrations
Book Subtitle
Gender, Whiteness and Privilege in Transnational Migration
Authors
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28919-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137289193
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28918-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45009-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 202
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