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ABSTRACT. Following Choo (2016), this article advances the notion that the rules regulating gendered citizenship may function as a tool of exclusion, isolating outsiders from individuals whom the state and society consider deserving of rights and respectability. We are interested in how prior research investigated the idea that migrant people and other civil society participants catalyze diverse material and moral resources to assert rights and acceptance. Social disparities of gender, race, class, and nation determine the constituting of citizenship worldwide. Empirical and secondary data are employed to support the claim that as the frontiers of nation-states have become gradually indefinite, rising amounts of noncitizens live close by citizens, supplying a political incentive to allocate citizenship rights to migrant people and strengthening anti-immigrant attitudes and social disparities. Our research makes conceptual and methodological contributions to the conception that the societal principles of gender, race, and labor influence vigorous mechanisms of citizenship-making.

Keywords: gendered citizenship; symbolic politics; social construction; labor rights; migrants

How to cite: Mihăilă, Ramona, Elena Gregova, Katarina Janoskova, Juraj Kolencik, and Anne Marie Arsene (2018). “The Instrumental Function of Gendered Citizenship and Symbolic Politics in the Social Construction of Labor Rights for Migrants,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 8(2): 127–136.

Received 15 December 2017 • Received in revised form 16 May 2018
Accepted 16 May 2018 • Available online 5 June 2018

doi:10.22381/JRGS8220187

RAMONA MIHĂILĂ
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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest
ELENA GREGOVA
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Department of Economics,
Faculty of Operation and Economics
of Transport and Communications,
University of Zilina, Zilina
KATARINA JANOSKOVA
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Department of Economics,
Faculty of Operation and Economics
of Transport and Communications,
University of Zilina, Zilina
JURAJ KOLENCIK
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Department of Economics,
Faculty of Operation and Economics
of Transport and Communications,
University of Zilina, Zilina
ANNE MARIE ARSENE
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Department of International Relations,
Ovidius University, Constanța

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