Who cares for the children?

Who cares for the children?

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas addresses the question of Gender and Transnational Families on January 27, 2020
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In 2020, Sciences Po's Gender Studies programme, celebrates its 10 years of existence. An exceptional Lecture Series is organized to mark this occasion. On Monday January 27, 2020, at 5:00pm, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California, will give a talk on Gender and Transational Families.

Who cares for the children? Gender and Transational Families

Rhacel Parreñas will address the question of how gender constitutes and is constituted in transnational households. It draws from a two year ethnographic study on children raised from a distance in the Philippines by migrant parents across the diaspora. 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.

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California. She is the author of numerous books and articles on gender, family, labor, migration and the political economy of globalization. In 2019, she was honored with the Jessie Bernard Award by the American Sociological Association in recognition of her contributions to our understanding of women in society.

The conference will be introduced by Hélène Périvier, director of Sciences Po Gender Studies Programme PRESAGE, and animated by Hélène Le Bail and Hélène Thiollet, researchers CNRS at Sciences Po's Center for International Studies (CERI).

Registration is mandatory.


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