Gender, Migration, and Post-Soviet Nation-State Building, first Edition
By Cinzia D. Solari
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Regarding the arms of Grandmothers is a worldwide ethnography of Ukrainian transnational migration. Gendered migrant subjectivities are a site that is key comprehending the creation of neoliberal capitalism and Ukrainian nation-state building, a fraught process that places Ukraine precariously between European countries and Russia with dramatic implications for the governmental economy for the area. Nonetheless, procedures of sex and migration that undergird nation-state that is transnational need further attention. Solari compares two patterns of Ukrainian migration: the “forced” exile of middle-aged ladies, most grandmothers, to Italy additionally the “voluntary” exodus of families, led by the cohort that is same of ladies, towards the united states of america. These migrants are caregivers to the elderly in both receiving sites.
Utilizing interviews that are in-depth ethnographic information gathered in three nations, Solari demonstrates that Ukrainian nation-state building does occur transnationally. She examines the collective methods of migrants who will be building the “new” Ukraine from the surface in and shaping both Italy and also the United States aswell. The Ukrainian state, in purchase to fulfil its First World aspirations of joining European countries and distancing it self from things Soviet, is pursuing a gendered reorganization of family and work structures to produce a transition from socialism to capitalism. 继续阅读In the arms of Grandmothers is a worldwide ethnography of Ukrainian transnational migration.