Gender in Euro-Mediterranean Context

The aim of this class is to examine the migration phenomenon that take place in the Mediterranean area through a socio-anthropological and comparative perspective. We shall examine the various situations where a female migration can be observed around the Mediterranean Sea and question the process of adaptation, transformation and preservation of the social relations among genders between the society of origin and the host society in a situation of international mobility. The variability of female population migration demonstrates that the boarders between the different kinds of female migrants are less and less clear and irreversible, and that the past distinctions between commuting migration, stabilized migration, and back migration are continuously challenged by female migrant’s behavior. Combined with its off-center position with regard to Europe, the gender perspective allows us to analyze differently the south(s) and the north(s) and take into consideration changes to the contemporary Mediterranean migration chart.