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Engendering Transnational Voices - Studies in Family, Work, and Identity

Engendering Transnational Voices

Studies in Family, Work, and Identity

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Table of Contents for
Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work, and Identity, edited by Guida Man and Rina Cohen

Introduction: Engendering Transnational Voice | Rina Cohen and Guida Man

Part I: Experiencing Transnational Family Lives

1. Gulf Husbands and Canadian Wives: Transnationalism from Below among South Asians—A Classed, Gendered, and Racialized Phenomenon | Tania Das Gupta

2. Maintaining Families Through Transnational Strategies: The Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada | Guida Man

3. Intergenerational and Transnational Familyhood in Canada's Technology Triangle | Amrita Hari

4. Transnational Family Exchanges in Senior Canadian Immigrant Families | Nancy Mandell, Katharine King, Valerie Preston, Natalie Weiser, Ann Kim, and Meg Luxton

Part II: Negotiating Transnational Care Work

5. Multidirectional Care in Filipino Families | Valerie Francisco

6. Transnationalism and Remittances: The Double-edged Position of Transmigrant Women Engaged in the Domestic Service Sector | Patience Elabor-Idemudia

7. Mothering Has No Borders: The Transnational Kinship Networks of Undocumented Jamaican Domestic Workers in Canada | Susan M. Brigham

8. Transnational Motherhood: Constructing Intergenerational Relations Between Filipina Migrant Workers and Their Children | Rina Cohen

Part III: Constructing Transnational Cultural Identities

9. Living Up to Expectations: 2nd and 1.5-Generation Immigrant Students' Pursuit of University Education | Leanne Taylor and Carl E. James

10. Family, Religion, and the Re-territorialization of Culture within the South Asian Diaspora | Lina Samuel

11. Transnational Activism: An Asian Canadian Case | Xiaoping Li

Part IV: Contesting Hegemonic Discourses and Reshaping Transnational Social Spaces

12. Structuring Transnationalism: The Mothering Discourse and the Educational Project | Ann Kim

13. Producing Refugees and Trafficked Persons: Women, Unaccompanied Minors and Discourses of Criminalized Victimhood | Hijin Park

14. Field Correspondence: Exploring the Roots of the Transnational Habitus | Christine Hughes

15. Migrant Networks: Peruvian Women (Re)Shaping Social Spaces in Madrid | Felipe Rubio

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Engendering Transnational Voices examines the transnational practices and identities of immigrant women, youth, and children in an era of global migration and neoliberalism, addressing such topics as family relations, gender and work, schooling, remittances, cultural identities, caring for children and the elderly, inter- and multi-generational relationships, activism, and refugee determination.

Expressions of power, resistance, agency, and accommodation in relation to the changing concepts of home, family, and citizenship are explored in both theoretical and empirical essays that critically analyze transnational experiences, discourses, cultural identities, and social spaces of women, youth, and children who come from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; are either first- or second-generation transmigrants; are considered legal or undocumented; and who enter their adopted country as trafficked workers, domestic workers, skilled professionals, or students. The volume gives voice to individual experiences, and focuses on human agency as well as the social, economic, political, and cultural processes inherent in society that enable or disable immigrants to mobilize linkages across national boundaries.