Departmental Bulletin Paper Latin American male migrants and the readjustment of their masculinity in Japan
Latin American (LA) male migrants and the readjustment of their masculinity in Japan

Vitale, Analía  ,  ヴィタレ, アナリア

46 ( 1 )  , pp.93 - 120 , 2016-05-30 , 同志社大学人文科学研究所 , Transcription:ドウシシャ ダイガク ジンブン カガク ケンキュウショ , Alternative:Institute for the Study of Humanities & Social Sciences, Doshisha University
Migration to and settlement in a new society compel migrant men to revise and reconstruct their own masculinities. This paper examines to what extent migration provides Latin American men an occasion to redefine themselves as workers, homemakers, husbands, parents and friends in a new environment where their own masculinities may not work as expected in their home countries. Drawing on qualitative research, through the analysis of in-depth interviews, this paper examines LA migrants who moved to Japan primarily to improve their economic situation. Some of these men experience the same gender practices in Japan that they did in LA, with a traditional division of labor at home, feeling in control and being the main breadwinner of the house. Others are required to be more flexible and accepting of change, particularly in the domestic sphere, due the social and cultural constraints that often result in these “outsiders” experiencing limitations and exclusions in Japanese society.
特集 ラテンアメリカにおける国際労働移動の比較研究(Special issue: Comparative study of international labor migration in Latin America)

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