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WGSX Colloquium Event: Maliha Safri on 'Victims or Heroes? Women-led Migration, Agency, and Class'
While half the world's migrants are women, the dominant representations limit them to either 'heroes' who bring in monetary remittances, or 'victims' of a global capitalist economy. Such representations foreclose the spectrum of experiences that characterize their economic lives inside and outside the household. Drawing on a more fluid theory, their experiences can instead be seen through a lens that reveals their participation in diverse class practices. This new perspective has implications for three areas of inquiry: globalization, economic development, and a household politics