The contributors investigate the inter-relationships between migrant remittances and the family in Asia. They argue that, in the context of Asian transnational labour migration where remittances tend to become a primary currency of care, the making or breaking of the family unit is mainly contingent on how individuals handle remittance processes.
About the Author
Cheryll Alipio, University of Queensland, Australia Cindy C. Fan, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Michele Ruth Gamburd, Portland State University, USA Philip Kreager, Somerville College, Oxford University, USA Kyoko Kusakabe, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Steve McKay, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA Ruth Pearson, University of Leeds, UK Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia, UK Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill, University of Southampton, UK Teresa Sobieszczyk, University of Montana, USA Sallie Yea, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Migration, Remittances and the Family; Lan Anh Hoang and Brenda S.A. Yeoh PART I: REMITTANCES AS GENDERED PROCESSES 2. Transnational Remittances And Gendered Status Enhancement In Rural Bangladesh; Nitya Rao 3. Remittances And Women's Agency: Managing Networks Of Obligation Among Burmese Migrant Workers In Thailand; Kyoko Kusakabe And Ruth Pearson 4. 'Good' Sons And 'Dutiful' Daughters: A Structural Symbolic Interactionist Analysis Of The Migration And Remittance Behaviour Of Northern Thai International Migrants; Teresa Sobieszczyk 5. They Remember Me When I'm Gone': Remittances, Fatherhood And Gender Relations Of Filipino Migrant Men; Steven McKay PART II: REMITTANCES AND GENERATIONAL DYNAMICS OF CHANGE 6. Migrant Remittances, Population Ageing, And Intergenerational Family Obligations In Sri Lanka; Michele Ruth Gamburd 7. Differential Impacts Of Migration On The Family Networks Of Older People In Indonesia: A Comparative Analysis; Philip Kreager And Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill 8. Migration, Remittances, And Social And Spatial Organization Of Rural Households In China; Cindy C. Fan 9. Filipino Children And The Affective Economy Of Saving And Being Saved: Remittances And Debts In Transnational Migrant Families; Cheryll Alipio PART III: (NON)REMITTANCES AND THE FAMILY IN CRISIS 10. Rethinking Remittances through Emotion: Filipina Migrant Labourers in Singapore and Transnational Families Undone; Sallie Yea 11. Transnational Labour Migration, Debts, And Family Economics In Vietnam; Lan Anh Hoang And Brenda S.A. Yeoh