Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

Prof. Linda McDowell at the Think & Drink Colloquium

Montag, 01.06.2015 at the Think&Drink Colloquium Linda McDowell, School of Geography, University of Oxford Moving stories: gender, transnational migration and writing a new economic geography?
  • Wann 08.06.2015 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo Raum 002: Universitätsstr. 3b, 10117 Berlin
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Montag, 08.06.2015

 

Linda McDowell, School of Geography, University of Oxford

 

Moving stories: gender, transnational migration and writing a new economic geography?

 

 

In this talk, I want to explore the significance of the coincidence of rising rates of in-migration to the UK and the transformation of the labour market into one dominated by polarised service sector employment. Women are increasingly significant in both migrant flows and as new entrants to the labour market and yet they seldom figure in the dominant theories of economic change by geographers and others. I will look at challenges to dominant explanations of labour market change, as well as raise questions about methods, and illustrate the arguments with oral narratives about the working lives of women migrants.