This book explores the transnational aspects of divorce experiences.
Transnational Divorce uncovers the stories of four main groups of transnational divorcees at the field site of Singapore, including low-income marriage migrant women from less wealthy countries, low-income citizen men, middle-class living apart together divorced parents and overseas-based citizen divorced mothers. Employing transnational, intersectional feminist perspectives, the book extends the author’s earlier conceptualisation of divorce biography to propose a new framework of transnational divorce biography. The transnational divorce biography framework provides readers a useful analytical tool to make sense of transnational divorced individuals’ messy experiences in working out their transborder intimacy practices. Meandering through their accounts, the author weaves together a strong narrative of inequalities and privileges at the site of intimate life. The book ends with an epilogue on fire dragon feminism where the author discusses place-based feminist mission of activism and resistance.
Transnational Divorce will appeal to researchers and policy makers interested in transnational relationships, family studies and sociology in general.
Chapter One. Introduction
Chapter Two. Transnational divorce biography
Chapter Three. Encountering borderland violence: Constricted intimacies
Chapter Four. Assembling masculinity projects: Instrumental intimacies
Chapter Five. Innovating for the sake of children: Privileged intimacies
Chapter Six. Being neither here nor there: Entangled intimacies
Chapter Seven. Epilogue: Fire Dragon Feminism
Appendix: Feminist methodological and reflection notes on decolonising research
This series presents the latest research on the sociology of the family, with particular attention to family dynamics, changing family forms and the impact of events in the life-course and societal transformation on family practices.