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Sex, Love, and Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, and Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic

Alexia Bloch

Abstract

Sex, Love, and Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, and Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic (SLM) examines global inequality beyond familiar discussions of exploitative relationships that divide the world between the “Third/First World” or “Global South/North”. SLM traces how women’s mobility is fundamentally reshaping their emotional worlds and social ties: with men, children, work, households of origin and destination communities. Since the early 1990s, post-Soviet women have crossed borders between the former Soviet Union and Turkey as labor migrants. Based on ethnographic fieldwork spanni ... More

Keywords: labor migrants, women, intimacy, postsocialism, ethnography, Turkey, Moldova, Russia, trafficking, sex work, emotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501713149
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713149.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexia Bloch, author
University of British Columbia