101206 - REVIEW I. Nation, nationalism, citizenship...

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REVIEW I. Nation, nationalism, citizenship – mechanisms for inclusion and exclusion a. Idealizes the nation as an equal place, a homogenous society b. We know that this is rarely the case because of race, gender, economic status, etc II. Gender – how it effects the relationship between women and the nation-state, how it restricts mobility a. The woman (the body) represents the nation b. Women’s status in the nation translates to lesser substantive rights for women citizens – in terms of education, economic status, political empowerment, etc. III. Immigration regimes to keep out the unwanted, and let in the wanted a. The ones who are admitted are the ones whose labor is valued b. Laws “protecting the women” are more about protecting the boundaries of the nation in reality than protecting women IV. Mobility a. The sending country wants to keep women at home because they represent the country because they are key to physical and social reproduction of the country b. The foreign women who are moving on their own, independent of their country are often suspicious to the receiving country c. Easiest way to enter a country (though still very difficult) – is to marry because the wife is still prized as an important social unit
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course WOST 206 taught by Professor Cheng during the Fall '06 term at Wellesley College.

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101206 - REVIEW I. Nation, nationalism, citizenship...

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