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Wife or Worker?: Asian Women and Migration

Social science


by
Nicola Piper (Editor) and Mina Roces (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 232 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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.

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 theseā€¦ (more)

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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