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The Traffic in Women’s Work: East European Migration and the Making of Europe

Anca Parvulescu


“Welcome to the European Family!” is the banner under which East European countries joined the European Union following the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989. This book offers an analysis of the imbrication of the ensuing imagined European kinship with its corollary: the traffic in women. The book revisits Claude Lévi-Strauss concept of kinship, as well as its re-articulation by second-wave feminists, Gayle Rubin most prominently, in order to remind the reader that kinship has been traditionally anchored in the traffic in women. This is not the traffic in women invoked by the media to refer ... More

Keywords: kinship, traffic in women, European Union, East Europe, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Gayle Rubin, European cinema, Americanization, biopolitics, racialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226118246
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226118413.001.0001


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Anca Parvulescu, author

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