Main content

Mobility Matters: Tamang Women's Gendered Experiences of Work, Labour Migration and Anti-Trafficking Discourses in Nepal

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Sylvain, Renee
dc.contributor.author Devries, Samantha May
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-13T13:40:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-13T13:40:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-04
dc.date.created 2012-04-09
dc.date.issued 2012-04-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3494
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the gendered work experiences and labour migration aspirations of Tamang women in Nepal. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the various factors that encourage and discourage Tamang women from travelling in search of paid work. I investigated these factors by conducting a qualitative study of Tamang women’s gender roles, economic opportunities, economic contributions, physical mobility, as well as cultural attitudes regarding women’s mobility. I found that participants wish to migrate in order to seek better employment opportunities, improve the financial status of their households, acquire prestige, as well as to experience adventure, modernity and independence. Although many participants wish to migrate, discourses about appropriate gender roles, women’s sexuality, human trafficking, travel and safety are all influential in discouraging Tamang women from travelling in search of paid work. In this thesis, I argue that anti-trafficking campaigns contribute to propagating these discourses and discouraging women’s independent travel. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Richard and Sophia Hungerford Graduate Scholarship and the Richard and Sophia Hungerford Research Travel Grant en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Tamang women en_US
dc.subject anti-trafficking discourses en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.subject labour migration en_US
dc.subject mobility en_US
dc.subject work en_US
dc.title Mobility Matters: Tamang Women's Gendered Experiences of Work, Labour Migration and Anti-Trafficking Discourses in Nepal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Public Issues Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US
dc.rights.license All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.


Files in this item

Files Size Format View Description
Mobility_Matters_2.pdf 969.2Kb PDF View/Open main article

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record