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Lives in TransitViolence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey$
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Wendy A. Vogt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520298545

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520298545.001.0001

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Constellations of Care and Justice

Constellations of Care and Justice

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(p.182) 7 Constellations of Care and Justice
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Lives in Transit
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Wendy A. Vogt

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298545.003.0008

This chapter examines the gendered dimensions of solidarity, carework and activism in multiple contexts along the migrant journey. It links together the highly visible labors of a caravan of mothers of disappeared migrants with the less visible yet no less important labors of local women who sustain migrant shelters on a daily basis. In doing so, I demonstrate the transnational feminist politics and forms of solidarity that undergird these local and transnational economies of compassion and social justice.

Keywords:   Care, Intimate Labors, Mothers, Missing Migrants, Social Movement, Gender, Activism

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