Edited by Shirlena Huang and Kanchana N. Ruwanpura
Chapter 20: Emotion, gender and migration in Asia
This chapter explores the various relationships between emotion and migration as they are expressed within gendered norms and processes within the Asian region. It reviews key scholarly contributions and debates on these relations, adopting a ‘stages of migration’ approach. The review accords particular attention to the transnational family and to emotional labour/care work as key foci for scholarly engagements with emotion and gender in migration. The chapter argues that the return stage of migration is one that remains relatively neglected in this field and a case study of return migration of Filipino/a migrant labourers is presented to illustrate some of the issues that emerge through a consideration of the interstices between failed migration and gendered moral frames.
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