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Japan: Brazilian Nikkeijin women

Migration A–Z

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  1. Lucia E. Yamamoto

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm317

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Yamamoto, L. E. 2013. Japan: Brazilian Nikkeijin women. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The concept of migrant women as passive followers and secondary wage earners is reinforced by emphasizing labor migration as mainly masculine and family reunification as feminine. However, in reality, migrant women are active participants in the migratory contexts when they support their family enterprises by performing unpaid jobs at home; when they are employed by entrepreneurs as part of a low-wage labor force through their ethnic communities and work in mass production in assembly lines; and when they are hired as domestic workers or entertainers, or in other jobs that are considered “feminine.”

Keywords:

  • Asia;
  • gender;
  • women;
  • transnationalism;
  • rights