Karen Fog Olwig, of the University of Copenhagen reviews Migrant Women’s Voices by Linda McDowell. This book presents a collection of stories of migrant women, working in factories and hospitals, banks, care homes, shops and universities over a period of 60 years. During the post-war period, Britain became a multi-cultural society and waged work the norm for most women. McDowell illustrates the shift in migration patterns as post-imperial migrants to the UK replaced the immediate post-war pattern of migrants from war-torn Europe and who were then themselves joined by migrants from an increasingly diverse range of countries as the 20th century drew to a close.
Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imre.12322/full