Marriage, Migration and Gender (Women and Migration in Asia), Volume 5

Rajni Palriwala & Patricia Uberoi (Eds)

Verlag: Sage Publications, 2008
ISBN 10: 0761936750 / ISBN 13: 9780761936756
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Marriage, Migration and Gender brings a gender-sensitive and comparative perspective to bear on Asian peoples` migration experiences, both within and across national borders. It seeks to examine how the institution of marriage may affect or enable women`s and men`s migration, as well as the impact of migration, state laws and immigration procedures on the marriage, family and kinship networks of Asian migrants. Migration and marriage strategies are discussed through detailed case studies, whether of Filipina (allegedly `mail-order`) brides, transnational Tamil Brahmins, Pakistani grooms in the UK, or Malayali women in Italy, illustrating how marriage migration reflects individual as well as family aspirations for spatial and social mobility. The fluid boundaries between matchmaking and trafficking, as of Bangladeshi or Chinese migrant women, and the political economy of marriage transactions among a range of `economic` migrants?from the Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, and other parts of India?are drawn out. The chapters question conventional dichotomous constructions of emotional versus material considerations in the choice of marriage partner. The implications of migration for conjugal and inter-generational relations, including the increasing distance between natal and marital homes, the intensification of pre-existing socio-cultural faultlines, shifts in culturally normative familial and work roles and the transformation of familial relations have also been addressed. The chapters in the volume highlight the varied forms of women`s agency in marriage and migration strategies. These range from passive to active resistance and the ability to work for change in normative structures. Simultaneously, attention is drawn to the constraints on and opportunities for women`s and men`s exercise of agency, including politico-economic processes, historical and symbolic determinations, cultural constructs, and the social embeddedness of personhood. The contributors are from a variety of disciplines, mostly sociology and social anthropology. Several of them have been activists on the issues that they write about. The volume will be of interest to sociologists, social anthropologists, scholars interested in migration, gender and labour studies, as well as social workers and activists. Printed Pages: 364. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: This is the final volume in the five volume series on Women and Migration in Asia. The articles in this volume bring a gender-sensitive perspective to bear on aspects of marriage and migration in intra- and transnational contexts. In particular, the articles consider: How, given specific rules of marriage and (post-marital) residence, the institution of marriage may itself entail women s migration How marriage can be used as an individual and family strategy to facilitate migration, and conversely, how migration may become an important factor in the making of marriages The fluid boundaries between matchmaking and trafficking in the context of migration The political economy of marriage transactions; and finally, more broadly The impact of intra- and transnational migration on the institution of marriage, family relations, and kinship networks While most of the articles here concern marriage in the context of transnational migration, it is important given the reality of uneven development within the different countries of the Asian region to emphasize the overlap and commonality of issues in both intra- and international contexts.

About the Author:

Rajni Palriwala is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Delhi. She has taught in various positions at the University of Delhi and at the University of Leiden. Her books and edited collections include Care, Culture and Citizenship: Revisiting the Politics of Welfare in the Netherlands (co-authored, 2005), Changing Kinship, Family, and Gender Relations in South Asia: Processes, Trends and Issues (1994), Shifting Circles of Support: Contextualising Kinship and Gender Relations in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (co-ed., 1996) and Structures and Strategies: Women, Work and Family in Asia (co-ed., 1990).



Patricia Uberoi is Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. She was earlier Professor of Social Change and Development at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. In addition to her recently published book, Freedom and Destiny: Gender, Family and Popular Culture in India (2006), she has edited Family, Kinship and Marriage in India (1993), Social Reform, Sexuality and the State (1996), Tradition, Pluralism and Identity (co-ed., 1999) and Anthropology in the East: Founders of Indian Anthropology and Sociology (co-ed., 2007). From 1992 to 2006, she was Co-Editor of Contributions to Indian Sociology.

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Titel: Marriage, Migration and Gender (Women and ...
Verlag: Sage Publications
Erscheinungsdatum: 2008
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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