40 Int'l Migration Rev. 3 (2006)

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A Glass HalfFull? Gender in Migration


Katharine M.  Donato
Rice University

Donna   Gabaccia
University ofMinnesota

Jennifer Holdaway
Social Science Research Council

Martin  Manalansan, IV
University ofIllinois, Urbana-Champaign

Patricia R. Pessar
Yale University


Another   special issue on gender? Haven't  there been  enough  of those? When
we  decided  to present  the findings of the Social Science  Research  Council's
Working   Group  on  Gender  and Migration2   in a special issue, we were certainly
familiar with the many   special issues and literature reviews focused on women
and  gender  published  over  the past twenty  years. Still we felt that scholarly

'This special issue is the product of the Gender and Migration Working Group of the
International Migration Program of the Social Science Research Council. The editors would like
to thank Josh DeWind, Director of the International Migration Program, the members of the
Program  Committee, and all the colleagues who participated in the various phases of the
Working Group. Funding was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
2Historian Donna Gabaccia (a specialist on the Atlantic migrations of the nineteenth century)
first proposed the formation of an SSRC working group called Gender and Migration Theory
in Spring 2002. In late 2003, Katharine Donato, a sociologist who worked with quantitative
methods  to study migration from Mexico, and Martin Manalansan, an Asian-Americanist
ethnographer actively engaged in dialogue with the humanities through ethnic studies and queer
studies, joined the working group, followed later that year by anthropologist Patricia Pessar and
political scientist Jennifer Holdaway. Together this team then recruited contributors for the
special issue. By paying attention to the disciplines, preferred methodologies, and area
specializations of the original team and of the contributors, we hoped to achieve a kind of balance
in the scholarship reviewed and the assessments reached.

 2006 by the Center for Migration Studies of New York. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2006.00001.x

IMR  Volume  40 Number   1 (Spring 2006):3-26


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