American Anthropological Book Reading: "Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe"

03 Aug 2016 10:09 AM | Leslie Walker

The American Anthropological Association would like to inform you of our forthcoming sponsored event sponsored that may be of interest to your community.

"Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe" A World on the Move Event will be held at Busboys and Poets (1025 5th Street Northwest) on August 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will feature a reading by cultural anthropologist Leyla Keough, whose latest ethnography follows Moldovan women who "commute" for six to twelve months to work as domestics in Istanbul, Turkey. The book explores the world of undocumented migrants from a post-socialist state, examines the gender expectations and moral economies that shape the perspectives of the migrants, and highlights the structural economic barriers that have pushed these women to be “seasonal migrants.” Guests may register for this free event here: http://bit.ly/WorkerMothers.

Leyla Keough is an adjunct assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Outside of academia, Dr. Keough has served as a development associate at a refugee resettlement agency in Boston, consultant to the International Organization for Migration, and writer and editor for Encyclopaedia Africana.

We think that this event may be of broad interest to members of your community, and invite you to share the attached flyer and link to the event registration page through your own communications channels. If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Anne Kelsey via email at akelsey@americananthro.org , or give me a call at 703-528-1902 ext. 1183.

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