Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity

Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity

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Author: Meenakshi Thapan
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Editor(s): Meenakshi Thapan
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 320
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7829-560-1


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.


Series Introduction
Introduction: Making Incomplete: Identity, Woman and the State MEENAKSHI THAPAN
>From India to an Indian Diaspora to a Mauritian Diaspora: Back-linking as a Means for Women to Feel Good Locally KATHINKA SINHA-KERKHOFF
Women in Between: The Case of Bangladeshi Women Living in London NILUFAR AHMED
Being American, Learning to be Indian: Gender and Generation in the Context of Transnational Migration APARNA RAYAPROL
Singular Predicaments: Unmarried Female Migrants and the Changing Bangladeshi Family SANTI ROZARIO
Breaking the Silence: Identity Politics and Social Suffering PARIN DOSSA
Women, Home and Belonging in UK Immigration Policy IRENE GEDALOF
Gender, Race and Racism: The Ban of the Islamic Headscarf in France CHRISTINE DELPHY
Cultured Girls: Race, Multiculturalism and the Canadian State SUNERA THOBANI
Betwixt the State and Everyday Life: Identity Formation among Bengali Migrants in a Delhi Slum MAITRAYEE CHAUDHURI