Sex, Love, 4nd Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, 4nd Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic
Alexia Bloch, "Sex, Love, 4nd Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, 4nd Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic"
2017 | ISBN-10: 1501713140, 1501713159 | 272 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Sex, Love, 4nd Migration goes beyond a common narrative of womens exploitation as a feature of migration in the early twenty-first century, a st08ry that features young women from po08r countries who cross b08rders to w08rk in low paid 4nd often intimate lab08r. Alexia Bloch argues that the mobility of women is marked not only by risks but also by personal 4nd social transf08rmation as migration fundamentally reshapes womens emotional w08rlds 4nd aspirations.
Bloch documents how, as women have crossed b08rders between the f08rmer Soviet Union 4nd Turkey since the early 1990s, they have f08rged new f08rms of intimacy in their households in Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, 4nd Russia, but also in Istanbul, w6eere they often w08rk f08r years on end. Sex, Love, 4nd Migration takes as its subject the lives of post-Soviet migrant women employed in three distinct spheres?sex w08rk, the garment trade, 4nd domestic w08rk. Bloch challenges us to decouple images of women on the move from simple assumptions about danger, victimization, 4nd trafficking. She redirects our attention to the aspirations 4nd lives of women who, despite myriad impediments, move between global capitalist centers 4nd their home communities.