Gender and transnational families
- © Rhacel Salazar Parreñas/USC
On January 27, 2020, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at University of Southern California, gave a Lecture at Sciences Po as part of PRESAGE 10 years celebration. She adressed the question of how gender constitutes and is constituted in transnational households drawing from a two year ethnographic study on children raised from a distance in the Philippines by migrant parents across the diaspora.
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While the talk empirically establishes the continued relegation of housework and childcare to women, including in the household of migrant mothers, it also engages the implications of such a finding to feminist theory. It explains the stalled gender revolution in the formation of transnational households with migrant mothers and establishes the significance of examining gender from a relational and not solely an identity perspective.