INTIMATE migrations - a Conference about Marriage, Sex Work and Kinship in Transnational Migrations
(Kommunikation - International - Englisch)
Anfang 03/04/2013 - 09:00
Ende 05/04/2013 - 13:15
Veranstaltungsort Roskilde University Center, Universitetsvej 1, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Organisator Roskilde University Center - Department of Culture and Identity
The conference offers a unique opportunity to discuss new and classic themes related to transnational migration and intimacy across social, cultural and political contexts. Intimate migrations may involve all forms of mobility motivated by or implying sexual and emotional intimacy, spanning what has been coined marriage migration, sex work migration, queer migration, sex tourism as well as mobilities involving transactional sex and love. Discussions evolving around sexual economies, global care chains, politics of affect and migration industries have disrupted previous analytical frameworks, tending to separate money and sex, intimacy and power, love and labor. Such discussions have opened for a range of new approaches, which address how global power relations, policies and economic flows intersect with gender, sexuality and race across boundaries.