This volume provides theoretical treatments of remittance on how its development potential is translated into reality. The authors meticulously delve into diverse mechanisms through which migrant communities remit, investigating how recipients engage in the development process in South Asia.
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Table of ContentsMigrant Remittances in South Asia: An Introduction; Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong and AKM Ahsan Ullah PART I: REMITTANCE AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES 1. Understanding Remittances: Theoretical and Methodological Issues; Md Mizanur Rahman and Lian Kwen Fee 2. Gender and Remittances: Remodelling Remittance Exposure; AKM Ahsan Ullah PART II: REMITTANCE TRANSFER SYSTEMS 3. Formal Remittances: Costs and efficiencies of remittance transfers to South Asia; Bhupal Singh 4. Social Organization of Hundi: Informal Remittance Transfers to South Asia; Md Mizanur Rahman and Brenda S.A. Yeoh PART III: IMPLICATIONS OF REMITTANCES IN SOUTH ASIA 5. The social dynamics of remittance-receiving in Pakistan: Agency and opportunity among non-migrants in a transnational social field; Marta Bivand Erdal 6. Remittances and SME Development: Reflections from South Asia; Rita Afsar 7. Gendering Remittances: Contested Masculinities among Bangladeshi Muslim Male Immigrants in New York City; Natacha Stevanovic-Fenn 8. Globalization of Remittances in India: Toward a Sociological Perspective; Vani S Kulkarni 9. When Money Follows the Corpse: Remittances of Deceased Migrants in South Asia; AKM Ahsan Ullah and Mallik Akram Hossain 10. Fertility Responses to Migrant Remittances in Pakistan; Mazhar Mughal an Amar Anwar 11. Migrants' Private Giving and Development in Central Gujarat, India; Puja Guha 12. Uses and Impacts of Remittances in Nepal; Bhubanesh Pant