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The bright hopes and desoluted dream of Ethiopian women: A study of circular migration to middle east and the gulf states
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Migration and re-migration of economically and socially marginalized Ethiopian women and girls has become a phenomenon. Based on interviews with 12 Ethiopian migrant women returned from the Middle East and the Gulf States, the primary aim of this thesis is to describe and study Ethiopian women migrants’ circular migration to the Middle East. I will mainly focus on how social dynamics in the family, gender relations and economic circumstances are intricate. The process of women’s migration and how the expectations of the family can be gender differentiated are discussed. Further, the migrant women’s power relation when class and ethnicity determine their position is discussed. Relations with the sending family and the issues related to the women who return, as well as problems affecting them at home and in the destination countries, are looked at. Various and complex issues of migration and the women’s roles are discussed with reference to the women’s experiences. Migration provides women with opportunities for social and economic mobility but can also subject them to ethnic discrimination, exploitation, and abuse. The movement is generally seen as voluntary labor migration and it has placed them in a vulnerable position both at home and abroad. Their migration is interconnected to the economic need but also the responsibilities they have towards their family and kin.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 94
Series
Masteruppsatser i kulturantropologi, ISSN 1653-2244 ; 76
Keywords [en]
women labor migration, Circular migration
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Humanities and the Arts Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-343986OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-343986DiVA, id: diva2:1187380
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Cultural Anthropology
Educational program
Master Programme in the Humanities - Cultural Anthropology
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Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-03 Last updated: 2018-03-12Bibliographically approved

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