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Transnational Marriage
New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond

Edited By

Katharine Charsley

ISBN 9781138807433
Published June 19, 2014 by Routledge
264 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Marriages spanning borders are not a new phenomenon, but occur with increasing frequency and contribute substantially to international mobility and transnational engagement. Perhaps because such migration has often been treated as ‘secondary’ to labor migration, marriage has until recent years been a neglected field in migration studies. In contemporary Europe, transnational marriages have become an increasingly focal issue for immigration regimes, for whom these border-crossing family formations represent a significant challenge. This timely volume brings together work from Europe and beyond, addressing the issue of transnational marriage from a range of perspectives (including legal frameworks, processes of integration, and gendered dynamics), presenting substantial new empirical material, and taking a fresh look at key concepts in this area.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Concepts  1: Transnational Marriage  Katharine Charsley  2: Transnational Marriage Migration and Marriage Migration: An Overview  Lucy Williams  Section 2: Legal Contexts  3: Any Time, Any Place, Anywhere: Entry Clearance, Marriage Migration and the Border  Helena Wray  4: Danish Regulations on Marriage Migration: Policy Understandings of Transnational Marriages  Martin Bak Jørgensen  Section 3: Marriage, Transnationalism and Belonging  5: Migration, Integration and Transnational Involvement: Muslim Family Migrants in Urban Areas in Britain  Hiranthi Jayaweera  6: Marrying at Home, Marrying Away: Customary Marriages and Legal Marriages in Ngazidja and in the Diaspora  Iain Walker  7: Transnational Marriage in Conflict Settings: War, Dispersal and Marriage Among Sri Lankan Tamils  Maunaguru Sidharthan and Nicholas Van Hear  Section 4: Gender, Power and Visibility  8: Transnational Families Breaking Up: Divorce Among Turkish Immigrants in Denmark  Anika Liversage  9: Beyond the Stereotype of the ‘Thai-Bride’: Visibility, Invisibility and Community  Jessica Mai Sims  10: Capturing and Reproducing Marriages: Transnationalism, Materiality and the Wedding Video  Kanwal Mand  11. Marriage, Migration and Transnational Social Spaces: A View from the UK  Katharine Charsley

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Katharine Charsley is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School for Sociological, Political and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol. She previously convened the Migration Studies MPhil at the University of Oxford and held teaching and research posts at the University of Edinburgh.