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Title: Editorial introduction: International marriage, rights and the state in East and Southeast Asia
Authors: Toyota, M. 
Keywords: Asia
International marriage
Transnational family
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Citation: Toyota, M. (2008-02). Editorial introduction: International marriage, rights and the state in East and Southeast Asia. Citizenship Studies 12 (1) : 1-7. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The dramatic increase in intra-Asia cross-nationality marriage is a distinct, yet relatively under-researched, aspect of globalization and regionalization. Most existing research focuses on individual experiences of international marriage, but articles in this issue are intended to examine the politics of legal recognition: namely, how states categorize, legitimate and de-legitimate various intimacies, and how gender, religion, nationality and class play their roles in this process. More specifically, the articles address the following four themes: (1) the links between the institutionalization of marriage and ideologies of family in the process of nation-building; (2) the coexistence and conflicts between different legal systems vis-à-vis marriage and the related social implications; (3) gender and its implications for access to citizenship; and (4) recent policy changes in nationality laws and the reconstruction of 'national identities' in the transnational context. Thus, collectively this volume deepens our understanding of citizenship issues in East and Southeast Asia by teasing out how, in the case of foreign spouses, membership of a nation is determined legally, politically, culturally and socially.
Source Title: Citizenship Studies
ISSN: 13621025
DOI: 10.1080/13621020701794083
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