Conférence – Who cares for the children ? Gender and transnational families (27.01.2020, Paris)

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.

She 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. The conference will be moderated by Hélène Le Bail and Hélène Thiollet, researchers CNRS at Sciences Po’s Center for International Studies (CERI).

Monday January 27, 2020 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Sciences po, Amphithéâtre Jacques Chapsal, 27 rue Saint Guillaume, 75007 Paris
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