Wife or Worker?: Asian Women and Migration

Wife or Worker?: Asian Women and Migration

by Nicola Piper
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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Australian Feminist Studies
Wife or Worker? is a fascinating collection of case studies drawn from a diverse range of disciplines. The text not only challenges feminist thinking about Asian women's migration patterns, but also raises important topics for further scholarly research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585463810
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Asia/Pacific/Perspectives
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Nicola Piper is a senior researcher at the Regulatory Institutions Network, The Australian National University. Mina Roces teaches in the School of History, The University of New South Wales.

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