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Nicola Piper is a senior researcher at the Regulatory Institutions Network, The Australian National University. Mina Roces teaches in the School of History, The University of New South Wales.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Marriage and Migration in an Age of Globalization
Chapter 2: Filipinas in Canada: Deskilling as a Push toward Marriage
Chapter 3: Does Marriage Liberate Women from Sex Work? Thai Women in Germany
Chapter 4: Sisterhood Is Local: Filipina Women in Mount Isa
Chapter 5: Gender, Marriage, and Skilled Migration: The Case of Singaporeans in China
Chapter 6: Reflections on Transnational Life-Course and Migratory Patterns of Middle Class Women: Preliminary Observations from Malaysia
Chapter 7: Migrating for the Children: Taiwanese American Women in Transnational Families
Chapter 8: Wife, Mother, and Maid: The Triple Role of Filipino Domestic Workers in Spain and Italy
Chapter 9: International Marriage through Introduction Agencies: Social and Legal Realities of "Asian" Wives of Japanese Men
Wife or Worker? is a fascinating collection of case studies drawn from a diverse range of disciplines. The text not only challenges feminist thinking about Asian women's migration patterns, but also raises important topics for further scholarly research....