Transnational Divorce: Understanding intimacies and inequalities from Singapore

1st Edition

Sharon Ee Ling Quah

Routledge
March 26, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9781138389632 - CAT# K399476
Series: Routledge Studies in Family Sociology

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Summary

This book explores the transnational aspects of divorce experiences.

Transnational Divorce uncovers the stories of four main groups of transnational divorcees at the field site of Singapore, including low-income marriage migrant women from less wealthy countries, low-income citizen men, middle-class living apart together divorced parents and overseas-based citizen divorced mothers. Employing transnational, intersectional feminist perspectives, the book extends the author’s earlier conceptualisation of divorce biography to propose a new framework of transnational divorce biography. The transnational divorce biography framework provides readers a useful analytical tool to make sense of transnational divorced individuals’ messy experiences in working out their transborder intimacy practices. Meandering through their accounts, the author weaves together a strong narrative of inequalities and privileges at the site of intimate life. The book ends with an epilogue on fire dragon feminism where the author discusses place-based feminist mission of activism and resistance.

Transnational Divorce will appeal to researchers and policy makers interested in transnational relationships, family studies and sociology in general.

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