Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity (Women and Migration in Asia)

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9780761934257: Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity (Women and Migration in Asia)
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Focusing on Asian women's experience of immigration, the contributions in this book collectively highlight the gendered dimension of migration, the different experiences of men to women and the subsequent consequences for women within the constraints of the root culture and the strategies deployed to make life more bearable in the host country. The central theme discussed is the fact that immigrant women are unable to completely break away from the chains of traditional patriarchal norms, imposed by either their host country or root culture. Immigrant women's identity is, therefore, far more fluid and regulated by both social and state insitutions they encounter.

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Meenakshi Thapan is Professor of sociology at the Delhi School of Economics and Co-ordinator of the D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education at the University of Delhi. She was Co-ordinator of the European Study Centre Programme, University of Delhi (January 2010–March 2012) and country partner (India) for the EU FP7 Project on EuroBroadMap. She is Series Editor for the series on Women and Migration in Asia, Volumes 1–5 (SAGE 2005–2008) and editor of Vol. 1: Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity (SAGE 2005). She has also published Life at School (1991, 2006), Living the Body (SAGE 2009) and edited Embodiment: Essays on Gender and Identity (1997), Anthropological Journeys (1998), Contested Spaces. Citizenship and Belonging in Contemporary Times (2010) and (with Roland Lardinois) Reading Pierre Bourdieu in a Dual Context. Essays from India and France (2006).

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"Transnational migration and its impact on female identity couldn′t be more timely. The strengths of the book can be found in the narratives and the variety of identity issues." (Linda K. Richter 2007-07-23)

The book is interesting to read and useful for those working in the field of migration and women studies.

(Pakistan Development Review)

The volume is an anthology of articles contributed by eminent scholars affiliated to prestigious universities on an international level.... The book provides an opportunity to understand the complex nature of identity issues of migrant women. (Dawn)

This is the first of the five volumes stemming from a conference on women and migration in Asia, held in Delhi in December 2003. The collective enterprise aims at understanding the implications of migration processes for women within and across Asian societies and globally. (Economic and Political Weekly)

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