Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2011.624588
Title: Thai wives in Singapore and transnational patriarchy
Authors: Jongwilaiwan, R.
Thompson, E.C. 
Keywords: marriage migration
patriarchal bargains
Singapore
Thailand
transnational patriarchy
Issue Date: May-2013
Citation: Jongwilaiwan, R., Thompson, E.C. (2013-05). Thai wives in Singapore and transnational patriarchy. Gender, Place and Culture 20 (3) : 363-381. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2011.624588
Abstract: International marriage migration is a fraught terrain of gender and power relations. Based on research among Thai women married to Singaporean men, we argue that patriarchal outcomes - a distinctive system of transnational patriarchy - result from a complex interaction of women, men and nation-states. We draw on Deniz Kandiyoti's insights into patriarchal bargains as a productive framework through which to identify key elements in the making of transnational patriarchal relations. This article provides a detailed account of conditions in Thailand, Singapore and the contact zones in which Thai women and Singaporean men negotiate marriage migration. Relating this case to previous research, particularly among Filipina migrant women, demonstrates points of commonality while also highlighting the importance of attending to difference and diversity among transnational contexts. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Gender, Place and Culture
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124573
ISSN: 0966369X
DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2011.624588
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