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Assemblage of Pastoral Power and Sameness: A governmentality of integrating immigrant women

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Jarmila Rajas

Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University, Loughborough, GB
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The political discussions around immigrant integration in Finland have specifically problematised the integration of immigrant women. This article uses a Foucaultian framework of governmentality to analyse these problematisations. By exploring the way that state feminist rationalities are used to measure the integration of immigrant women through specific definitions of gender equality, the article shows how integration technologies are envisioned as a means of bringing about gender equality for immigrant women and how these technologies use modes of pastoral power reflecting a liberal desire to govern at a distance. The article also addresses the power/knowledge constellation that omits knowledge about other intersectionalities.
How to Cite: Rajas, J., 2012. Assemblage of Pastoral Power and Sameness: A governmentality of integrating immigrant women. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 2(1), pp.5–15. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2478/v10202-011-0022-0
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Published on 01 Mar 2012.
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