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Some Gendered Aspects of Migration: Resilience of Indian Nurses Abroad

April 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Thousands of nurses from India go to work abroad, leaving at an early age. Most of them will then enter in a process of step by step migration, having to adjust to different contexts and countries. These young women have been raised in a very protected way into family where autonomy of women is far from being a norm. This presentation intends to highlight and analyze the ways these women manage to cope as much as possible with all the challenges they have to face in order to live far from home and in a lot more independent manner. The concept of resilience will then be questioned to verify if and how it may be fruitfully applied in the context of nurses’ migration.

About the speaker

Marie Percot is an anthropologist who has focused her research on South Asia, in particular she has worked on the migration of Indian nurses to the Gulf countries.

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April 11, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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(226) 772-3001
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