Gender, migration and human security: HIV vulnerability among rural to urban migrants in the People's Republic of China

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Hayes, Anna. 2010. "Gender, migration and human security: HIV vulnerability among rural to urban migrants in the People's Republic of China." Hayes, Anna and Mason, Robert (ed.) Migrant Security 2010: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era. Toowoomba, Australia 15 - 16 Jul 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
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Gender, migration and human security: HIV vulnerability among rural to urban migrants in the People's Republic of China

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AuthorHayes, Anna
EditorsHayes, Anna and Mason, Robert
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the National Symposium Migrant Security 2010: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era
Number of Pages8
Year2010
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://ebookbrowse.com/mason-migrant-security-2010-pv-pdf-d81272954
Conference/EventMigrant Security 2010: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era
Event Details
Migrant Security 2010: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era
Event Date
15 to end of 16 Jul 2010
Event Location
Toowoomba, Australia
Abstract

The ‘human security’ paradigm emerged in the early 1990s as a means of refocusing the security referent away from the state to the individual. It is a theory that is grounded in human rights and the provision of basic needs for all of humanity, regardless of their locale, identity or citizenship status. As a theory, it was not intended to replace notions of traditional security, but was instead intended to be a complementary theory on security as it has been argued that human insecurity actually threatens state security. While the concept itself remains somewhat contested in the political sciences, human security nonetheless provides a useful analysis of non-state security issues and dilemmas, particularly those that concern the human condition. In recent years there has been increasing recognition that the human security paradigm has overlooked the vulnerabilities often faced by women, many of which are gender-based and thereby not shared by men. To counter this, there have been attempts to ‘engender’ human security discourse in academic literature. This paper considers the vulnerabilities faced by female rural to urban migrants in the People’s Republic of China and intersects the mainstream discourse on human security in an attempt to contribute further to the engendering of human security discourse.

Keywordshuman security; gender; rural to urban migration
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020441003. Rural sociology
440599. Gender studies not elsewhere classified
420299. Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
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