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Brides on Sale

Taiwanese Cross-Border Marriages in a Globalizing Asia

Buch. Hardcover

2015

XII, 189 S.

Peter Lang. ISBN 978-1-4331-2781-6

Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23 cm

Gewicht: 410 g

Produktbeschreibung

Beginning in the 1990s large numbers of women from Mainland China and Southeast Asia married men in Taiwan. They now number over 400,000, warranting some to call them 'Taiwan’s Fifth Ethnic Group'. This book argues that the rise of these marriages is a gendered and relational phenomenon, linked to the forces of globalization. Traditional ideas of marriage, such as the belief that a woman 'marries out' of her natal family to be dependent upon her husband and his family, and the idea that a man should 'marry down' to a woman of a lesser social and economic status, have not kept pace with changes in women’s educational and career opportunities. How these relationships are formed, how they impact gendered understandings of women and men, how families are constituted and relationships developed, and how they affect the children of these families and their education, are the issues explored in this book. It breaks new ground in our understanding of transnational and cross-border marriages by looking at the long-term effects of such marriages on communities, families, and individuals.

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