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Global migration : patriarchy, propoganda and the well- being of women and children

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dc.contributor.author McGowan, Annmarie J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-16T15:45:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-16T15:45:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-16T15:45:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2908
dc.description.abstract This critical analysis explores the conflicted position of women as ''trailing spouses" and the effects on families who relocate globally under the auspices of a multinational corporation, by utilizing a discursive analysis of two contemporary films and available literature. Current portrayals of women and children in contemporary media provide emotional yet conflicting images of the perfect woman, wife, mother, child and family. The basic tenets of a North American patriarchal economic system are being televised around the world. Technological advancements have made it possible to advertise political agendas on a global television screen. Much of what we see is propaganda couched in films and advertisements that are designed to romantic~e the practice of deriving profits from the unpaid labor of woman and invisibility of children and child rearing. I intend to show that the materiality of trailing a spouse globally conflicts with these romanticized images and supports feminist literature that asserts the notion that mothers and children are oppressed and managed for the benefit of capital. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants--Economic conditions. en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants--Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject Immigrant children--Economic conditions. en_US
dc.subject Immigrant children--Social conditions. en_US
dc.subject Emigration and immigration--Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject Women in motion pictures--Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject Children in motion pictures--Social aspects. en_US
dc.title Global migration : patriarchy, propoganda and the well- being of women and children en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Child and Youth Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Child and Youth Studies en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Social Sciences en_US


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