Immigrant Women and Feminism in Italy (Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series)

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The influx of female migrants to Europe has posed challenges to established European feminist movements. In this book the author assesses the significance of female immigration to Italy and its impact on Italian feminism by analyzing the way in which immigrant and Italian women have constructed their relationships over the past 30 years. The book provides comprehensive overviews of the Italian women's movement and the history of immigration to Italy before examining the formation of immigrant women's groups, the treatment of immigrant women by Italian women's associations, and the forging of new relationships in multicultural women's organizations. Broader comparisons on European migration are made to contextualize immigration to Italy and Southern Europe more generally. By drawing from a variety of research materials such as structured interviews, participant observation and empirical data, the book contributes to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender, migration and contemporary Italian history. The book is of interest for scholars and postgraduates in the fields of women and gender studies, migration studies and contemporary European history.

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Wendy Pojmann is an Assistant Professor of History at Siena College in Loudonville, New York, USA. She has taught history, women's studies, and humanities courses at Franklin College in Switzerland, the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and Johnson County Community College in Kansas. Dr Pojmann has published articles on women's associations in history and women's studies journals. In addition to her scholarly pursuits, Dr Pojmann is associate producer of the award-winning documentary series 'The Burning Sands'.

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'Wendy Pojmann's book is an excellent study on immigrant women and feminism for all those interested in the political situation of immigrant women in Italy and also for feminists around the world looking at the impact of globalization on women's movements and feminism in general. In an engagingly clear narrative Pojmann presents the complex factors determining immigrant women's lives in Italy through her highly original and deeply committed feminist analysis.' Wendy Harcourt, Editor of Development and Chair of Women in Development Europe, Rome, Italy 'Wendy Pojmann illuminates one of the most pressing issues facing European states today by calling attention to the specific conditions that women experience as immigrants and migrants in Western Europe. Her sensitive and insightful exploration of the relationship between immigrant and migrant women's associations and Italian feminist organizations demonstrates immigrant and migrant women's agency and also points to the importance of European-level initiatives to address the problems they face in the absence of national-level solutions.' Laura L. Frader, Northeastern University, USA 'Scholars have long recognized Italy's feminist movement as distinctive. Wendy Pojmann asks what happens when feminists face challenges of gender, race, class, and nation at home rather than abroad. Italian feminists have responded slowly to the agendas of the immigrant women who clean their homes and offices and care for their children and parents. That cultural boundaries can be crossed daily without producing intimacy among women is an important lesson.' Donna R. Gabaccia, University of Minnesota, USA 'Wendy Pojmann links two critical areas of scholarship--immigration and feminism--in a path breaking case study of Italy. Her work offers a model for similar studies throughout Europe, indeed throughout the world.' Nancy A. Hewitt, Rutgers University, USA '...represents a milestone in the literature on female migration towards Italy...' South European Society and Politics 'The space dedicated to migrant political and cultural activists, as well as to the rich literature produced by migrant politics, is one of the greatest values of the book, successfully showing the existence and vitality of women migrants as subjects who engage in the political and public spheres.' Journal of Contemporary European Studies 'In her timely book "Immigrant Women and Feminism in Italy", Wendy Pojmann examines the development of the impact that immigrant women had on established Western feminist practices in Italy. Her study is rooted in a historical framework encompassing over three decades of evolution...This is a remarkably well researched book. Pojmann's personal interest in the topic, which preceded her scholarly interest, her knowledge of the Italian language, and her familiarity with the Italian culture are evident throughout the book. In addition, her culturally sensitive and balanced approach to the themes of immigrant women, race, ethnicity, class, and gender is not a common occurrence in the related literature...This is a book that will appeal to specialists in the area of immigration and integration as well as to the general public' International Migration and Integration

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