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Title Wife or worker? : Asian women and migration / edited by Nicola Piper and Mina Roces
Published Lanham, MD. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2003

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Description 219 pages ; 23 cm
Series Asia/Pacific/Perspectives
Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Contents Introduction : Marriage and migration in an age of globalization / Nicola Piper and Mina Roces -- Filipinas in Canada--de-skilling as a push toward marriage / Deirdre McKay -- Does marriage "liberate" women from sex work? Thai women in Germany / Prapairat R. Mix and Nicola Piper -- Sisterhood is local : Filipino women in Mount Isa / Mina Roces -- Gender, marriage, and skilled migration : the case of Singaporeans in China / Katie Willis and Brenda Yeoh -- Reflections on transnational life-course and migratory patterns of middle-class women--preliminary observations from Malaysia / Michelle Lee and Nicola Piper -- Migrating for the children : Taiwanese American women in transnational families / Maria W.L. Chee -- Wife, mother, and maid : the triple role of Filipino domestic workers in Spain and Italy / Rogelia Pe-Pua -- International marriage through introduction agencies : social and legal realities of "Asian" wives of Japanese men / Tomoko Nakamatsu
Summary "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 bridges and workers, the book demonstrates women's transition from brides to workers and from workers to brides. Focusing on how omen 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." - BACK COVER
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Women foreign workers -- East Asia.
Women foreign workers -- Southeast Asia.
Women in development -- Southeast Asia.
Women in development -- East Asia.
Asia, Southeastern -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
Asia, Southeastern -- Emigration and immigration.
Far East -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
Author Piper, Nicola.
Roces, Mina, 1959-
LC no. 2002155385
ISBN 0742523772 :
0742523780 :