Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity - Thapan, Meenakshi

Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity

Meenakshi Thapan 

Herausgeber: Thapan, Meenakshi
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Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity

This volume, the first in the series entitled Women and Migration in Asia, focuses on Asian women`s experience of immigration and the impact this has on their identity in the context of transnational migration. It highlights the gendered dimension of migration, the differential experience of men and women, and the consequences of this for women. It also examines the complexities that women encounter in the process of migration, emphasizing both the constraints that women experience, and the strategies they deploy in making life in the new country more bearable. The volume draws attention to the fluid nature of a migrant woman`s identity while also pointing out that this fluidity and her identity are regulated to a certain extent by the state and various social institutions. Moreover, it examines the manner in which she negotiates with these larger institutions and structures-such as the state, employers, the community and welfare institutions-and how these engagements help in defining and restructuring her identity in different ways.

Main description:
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.

Table of contents:
Introduction - Meenakshi Thapan
Making Incomplete
Identity, Woman and the State
From India to an Indian Diaspora to a Mauritian Diaspora - Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff
Back-linking as a Means for Women to Feel Good Locally
Women in Between - Nilufar Ahmed
The Case of Bangladeshi Women Living in London
Being American, Learning to be Indian - Aparna Rayaprol
Gender and Generation in the Context of Transnational Migration
Singular Predicaments - Santi Rozario
Unmarried Female Migrants and the Changing Bangladeshi Family
Breaking the Silence - Parin Dossa
Identity Politics and Social Suffering
Women, Home and Belonging in UK Immigration Policy - Irene Gedalof
Gender, Race and Racism - Christine Delphy
The Ban of the Islamic Headscarf in France
Cultured Girls - Sunera Thobani
Race, Multiculturalism and the Canadian State
Betwixt the State and Everyday Life - Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Identity Formation Among Bengali Migrants in a Delhi Slum


Produktinformation

  • Verlag: SAGE PUBN INC
  • 2005
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 320 p.
  • Seitenzahl: 320
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 209mm x 154mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 653g
  • ISBN-13: 9780761934240
  • ISBN-10: 0761934243
  • Best.Nr.: 21017346
Introduction - Meenakshi Thapan
Making
Incomplete
Identity, Woman and the State
From India to an Indian Diaspora to a Mauritian Diaspora - Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff
Back-linking as a Means for Women to Feel Good Locally
Women in Between - Nilufar Ahmed
The Case of Bangladeshi Women Living in London
Being American, Learning to be Indian - Aparna Rayaprol
Gender and Generation in the Context of Transnational Migration
Singular Predicaments - Santi Rozario
Unmarried Female Migrants and the Changing Bangladeshi Family
Breaking the Silence - Parin Dossa
Identity Politics and Social Suffering
Women, Home and Belonging in UK Immigration Policy - Irene Gedalof
Gender, Race and Racism - Christine Delphy
The Ban of the Islamic Headscarf in France
Cultured Girls - Sunera Thobani
Race, Multiculturalism and the Canadian State
Betwixt the State and Everyday Life - Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Identity Formation Among Bengali Migrants in a Delhi Slum
Index
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