Transnational trajectories and intersectionality. Some examples of research in Italy.
November 20, 2019 at 5 pm, Sala Teatro
Venice International University
Prof. Sabrina Marchetti, Ca' Foscari University Venice
Francesco Della Puppa, PhD, Ca' Foscari University Venice
Migration has often been observed as a gender-neutral phenomenon, because it deals with the movement of people, however, it is in fact gender-related, not only because it impacts differently on men and women, but also because it contributes to enhance or, on the contrary, to reduce gender stereotypes, to shape new gender models or to confirm previous patterns, sometimes making them even more restictive. “The experiences men and women have as migrants differ, and most of the differences are due to the role, behaviour, and relationships that society assigns to, and expects from, a woman or a man in a country of origin and a country of destination.” (IOM, International Organization for Migrations, Developing Migration Policies, Vol 2).
Besides gender, experiences of migrations consistently vary according to diverse factors, i.e. etnicity and culture, social class, economic power, etc. Therefore, using an intersectional approach in researching on migrations is becoming fundamental.
In recent years, the term “Intersectionality” has gained momentum in the field of social studies and in political activism. However, the concept itself and methodologies that derive from it display a wide range of different interpretations and approaches. Thanks to the contributions of Sabrina Marchetti and Francesco della Puppa, we will explore some applications of intersectional analysis in researching on the gendered dimension of migrations.
Sabrina Marchetti, is Associate Professor with a chair in Sociology of Cultural Processes and Comunication in the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Ca' Foscari University in Venice.
Her research interests are mainly on issues of gender, ethnicity, labour and migration, with a specific focus on the question of paid domestic work and home-care.
She is runnig a four years project "DomEQUAL: A Global Approach to Domestic Work and Social Inequalities" funded by a ERC Starting Grant, and hosted by Ca' Foscari University. The project includes research in 9 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Francesco Della Puppa, PhD in Social Sciences. He is Researcher in Sociology and a member of Master in Immigration at Ca' Foscari University in Venice. His research interests are: international migrations and forced migrations, family reunion and migrant families, gender and migrations, work, citizenship, immigration in alpine areas.
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Attendance is compulsory for the students enrolled in the following courses of the VIU Globalization Program:
F1907 Intercultural Communication
F1908 Gender Studies. Gender-Based Violence and Self-Defense
F1912 Identity, Heritage and Globalization. Global Talent Flows: International Migration, Science and Innovation
F1918 Ecofeminisms: Theories and Transnational Movements