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Wife or Worker? : Asian Women and Migration

By: Piper, Nicola.
Contributor(s): Roces, Mina.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Asia/Pacific/Perspectives: Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004Description: 1 online resource (234 p.).ISBN: 9780585463810.Subject(s): East Asia -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects | Southeast Asia -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects | Women foreign workers -- East Asia | Women foreign workers -- Southeast Asia | Women in development -- East Asia | Women in development -- Southeast AsiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wife or Worker? : Asian Women and MigrationDDC classification: 304.8/082/0959 | 304.80820959 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword Eleonore Kofman; 1 Introduction: Marriage and Migration in an Age of Globalization Nicola Piper and Mina Roces; 2 Filipinas in Canada-De-skilling as a Push toward Marriage Deirdre McKay; 3 Does Marriage "Liberate" Women from Sex Work?-Thai Women in Germany Prapairat R. Mix and Nicola Piper; 4 Sisterhood Is Local: Filipino Women in Mount Isa Mina Roces; 5 Gender, Marriage, and Skilled Migration: The Case of Singaporeans in China Katie Willis and Brenda Yeoh
6 Reflections on Transnational Life-Course and Migratory Patterns of Middle-Class Women-Preliminary Observations from Malaysia Michelle Lee and Nicola Piper7 Migrating for the Children: Taiwanese American Women in Transnational Families Maria W L. Chee; 8 Wife, Mother, and Maid: The Triple Role of Filipino Domestic Workers in Spain and Italy Rogelia Pe-Pua; 9 International Marriage through Introduction Agencies: Social and Legal Realities of "Asian" Wives of Japanese Men Tomoko Nakamatsu; Index; About the Contributors
Summary: This volume challenges the dominant discourse that perceives Asian women as either "mail-order" brides or overseas workers. Providing the first sustained critique of the artificial analytical division between brides and workers, the book demonstrates women''s transition from brides to workers and from workers to brides. Focusing on how women workers use marriage as a strategy to gain citizenship and how migrants for marriage become workers, the authors present these modern Asian women in their multidimensional roles as wives, workers, mothers, and citizens.
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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword Eleonore Kofman; 1 Introduction: Marriage and Migration in an Age of Globalization Nicola Piper and Mina Roces; 2 Filipinas in Canada-De-skilling as a Push toward Marriage Deirdre McKay; 3 Does Marriage "Liberate" Women from Sex Work?-Thai Women in Germany Prapairat R. Mix and Nicola Piper; 4 Sisterhood Is Local: Filipino Women in Mount Isa Mina Roces; 5 Gender, Marriage, and Skilled Migration: The Case of Singaporeans in China Katie Willis and Brenda Yeoh

6 Reflections on Transnational Life-Course and Migratory Patterns of Middle-Class Women-Preliminary Observations from Malaysia Michelle Lee and Nicola Piper7 Migrating for the Children: Taiwanese American Women in Transnational Families Maria W L. Chee; 8 Wife, Mother, and Maid: The Triple Role of Filipino Domestic Workers in Spain and Italy Rogelia Pe-Pua; 9 International Marriage through Introduction Agencies: Social and Legal Realities of "Asian" Wives of Japanese Men Tomoko Nakamatsu; Index; About the Contributors

This volume challenges the dominant discourse that perceives Asian women as either "mail-order" brides or overseas workers. Providing the first sustained critique of the artificial analytical division between brides and workers, the book demonstrates women''s transition from brides to workers and from workers to brides. Focusing on how women workers use marriage as a strategy to gain citizenship and how migrants for marriage become workers, the authors present these modern Asian women in their multidimensional roles as wives, workers, mothers, and citizens.

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