Do male migrants ‘care’? How migration is reshaping the gender ethics of care

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    Abstract

    Emerging literature about male migrants and changing family relations suggests the importance of revisiting the gendered politics of current analyses of the global chains of care. This paper situates care in relation to social reproduction and considers how men ‘do’ care and what this means for (re)constructing masculinities and class in the context of different migration regimes. The paper argues that a better analysis of the contradictions that exist for migrant men and their masculinities in performing caring roles (as sons, brothers, husbands and fathers) across particular settings is needed. Deepening the analyses of the global chains of care in this way has significant implications for understanding how gendered inequality is being (re)configured and for debates about the gendered ethics of care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)277-295
    Number of pages19
    JournalEthics and Social Welfare
    Volume11
    Issue number3
    Early online date11 Aug 2017
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    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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