Taiwanese American Transnational Families

Women and Kin Work

By Maria W.L. Chee

© 2005 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

This book explores the differences for participants when the wives migrate for reproductive labor in the United States. This book also adds a much needed non-working class dimension to the impact of migration on women and marital relations, particularly in the Pacific Rim: where husbands remain in Taiwan, the country of origin, and send remittances to support their wives and children in the United States, the receiving country. This book thus contributes to theorizing the class and gender dimensions of international migration, and provides comparative data for the study of transnational migration. It also sheds light on understanding the familial aspect of the many interactions across the Pacific Rim, an aspect that remains understudied.

About the Author

Maria W.L. Chee received her doctorate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.

About the Series

Studies in Asian Americans

Reconceptualizing Culture, History, Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOC007000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General