Gender and Forced Migration. Stories from the Azerbaijani Village

Masníková Helena

Abstract

This case study focuses on a variety of adaptation strategies
responding to the economic uncertainty caused by forced migration in the
post-Soviet Azerbaijan and their impact on gender. Liminal form of forced
migration process contributes to the transformation of the ways of making
a living and causing a negotiation of gender boundaries. These become more
flexible and permeable but they are still constrained by socially shared and
reproduced images of the ideal division of gender roles. I will illustrate longterm
consequences of forced migration and negotiation of gender roles in three
stories of households living in the rural foothills of Nagorno-Karabakh, where
I conducted repeated long-term ethnographic research.

Keywords

forced migration; household economics; gender roles; Azerbaijan

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Vydání: 17, 2015, 1