Romanian Women Migrating to the West:
Challenging and Recreating Traditional Values in the Host Country
Madalina Nicolaescu (University of Bucharest) [BIO]
The paper will compare two different types of female migration – a political one, taking place before and shortly after 1989 and an economic one – the movement of a large number of Romanian women in the past 10 years. As the first type of migration will be discussed on the basis of biographical works published in Romania, the second type of migration will be treated on the basis of empirical research, relying upon case studies. With respect to the migration undertaken for largely economic reasons, I will be interested in identifying approaches to values that Romanian women may have in common with other women migrating to the West, such as Indian women, whose stories, unlike those of Romanian women, have been amply researched.