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dc.contributor.authorHertzog, Esther*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.contributor.editorGell, Fionaen
dc.contributor.editorClifton, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:11:14Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:11:14Zen
dc.date.issued2001-12-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552070127758en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131458en
dc.descriptionIn this article, I discuss the ways in which the bureaucracy of absorption centres in Israel disempowered Ethiopian women immigrants by promoting a strict gender division of labour within a 'family unit' that reflected wider social structures in Israel. In their interactions with Ethiopian immigrants, the officials running the absorption centres enhanced the idea of a 'family unit', and the gendered power relations within it, by transferring resources to family units through the men, and trying to restrict women to the home and to the absorption centre. The different ways in which women and men were treated by officials grew out of bureaucratic needs, as well as reflecting Israeli social arrangements and bureaucrats' own gender and ethnic stereotypes. My arguments have wider implications for other forms of temporary settlement of displaced or migrant populations, where bureaucratic structures mediate between them and the resources that they need. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent10en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/gender-and-power-relations-in-a-bureaucratic-context-female-immigrants-from-eth-131458
dc.subjectHumanitarian
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectRights
dc.titleGender and power relations in a bureaucratic context: female immigrants from Ethiopia in an absorption centre in Israelen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryEthiopiaen
oxfam.subject.countryIsraelen
oxfam.subject.keywordMigration
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian practice
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameHumanitarian Worken
prism.number3en
prism.volume9en
dc.year.issuedate2001en


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