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Introduction

Introduction susan e. gray and gayle gullett Welcome to this special issue on gender and migration. Many of the pieces assembled here came to Frontiers as a result of a call issued by the journal in 2005. As we have discovered with previous special issues, however, our notion that this topic was both timely and underexplored proved part of the zeitgeist. Not only did we receive a healthy response from our call, but many of the other submissions to Frontiers in the past year also treat gender and migration cross-culturally and over time. As a result, pieces in the next several volumes of the journal, including another special issue on domestic colonization, will continue the conversation initiated here. Reaching from the nineteenth century to the present and spanning much of the globe--North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent--the works in this volume portray a world always in motion, reminding us that migration may be as characteristically human as language. Indeed, most of the pieces juxtapose sometimes multiple physical relocations with migrations of the imagination, underscoring the ways that migration is constituted by and through language. In so doing, they reveal how inextricably linked gender is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

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Abstract

susan e. gray and gayle gullett Welcome to this special issue on gender and migration. Many of the pieces assembled here came to Frontiers as a result of a call issued by the journal in 2005. As we have discovered with previous special issues, however, our notion that this topic was both timely and underexplored proved part of the zeitgeist. Not only did we receive a healthy response from our call, but many of the other submissions to Frontiers in the past year also treat gender and migration cross-culturally and over time. As a result, pieces in the next several volumes of the journal, including another special issue on domestic colonization, will continue the conversation initiated here. Reaching from the nineteenth century to the present and spanning much of the globe--North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent--the works in this volume portray a world always in motion, reminding us that migration may be as characteristically human as language. Indeed, most of the pieces juxtapose sometimes multiple physical relocations with migrations of the imagination, underscoring the ways that migration is constituted by and through language. In so doing, they reveal how inextricably linked gender is

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Jan 17, 2006

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