Publisher: Stanford University Press
Language: English | Number of Pages: 212 | Format: Paperback
Isbn-10: 0804749450 | Isbn-13: 9780804749459 | Publish date: 30/05/2005 | Edition 1
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Drawing on in-depth interviews with the family members left behind, the author examines two dimensions of the transnational family. First, she looks at the impact of distance on the intergenerational relationships, specifically from the children's perspective. She then analyzes gender norms in these families, both their reifications and transgressions in transnational households. Acknowledging that geographical separation unavoidably strains family intimacy, Parreñas argues that the maintenance of traditional gender ideologies exacerbates and sometimes even creates the tensions that plague many Filipino migrant families.