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Publikation: Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

Carolin Leutloff‐Grandits: Borders within intimate realms: Looking at Germany’s and Austria’s marriage migration regime through the perspective of women from rural Kosovo, in: Haldis Haukanes / Frances Pine (Hg.): Intimacy and mobility in the era of hardening borders: Gender, reproduction, regulation, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

This chapter looks at the functioning and effects of border regimes in relation to marriage migration from rural Kosovo to Western Europe, and here especially to Germany and Austria, which restricted the possibilities of marriage migration considerably in the last years. This is based on gendered and ethnicized assumptions of marriage migration as being patriarchal and a threat to the German respectively Austrian society. Shedding light on a rather unexplored perspective, the article focuses on young women in Kosovo’s south, who aim to move to Western Europe via marriage, and the barriers they meet and struggle to overcome.

Copyright Text: Manchester University Press