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|Title:||NEGOTIATING SENSE OF BELONGING WITH GENDER IDENTITIES: SKILLED P.R. CHINESE (IM)MIGRANTS IN SINGAPORE||Authors:||QI YUNTING||Keywords:||sense of belonging, gender identity, transnational migration, emotion, skilled P.R.Chinese (im)migrants, Singapore||Issue Date:||27-Mar-2017||Citation:||QI YUNTING (2017-03-27). NEGOTIATING SENSE OF BELONGING WITH GENDER IDENTITIES: SKILLED P.R. CHINESE (IM)MIGRANTS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||Taking the case of skilled P.R.Chinese (im)migrants in Singapore, the thesis aims to investigate how (im)migrants’ sense of belonging are differentiated by gender identity. Drawing upon qualitative data collected during 2015-2016 in Singapore, this thesis first examines how gender identities mediate skilled (im)migrants’ transnational migration. It then interrogates how gender identities influence (im)migrants’ sense of belonging to their countries of origin and destination. Overall, the research suggests that females tend to feel more belonging to Singapore while males perceive more sense of belonging to China. The research also suggests that (im)migrants, especially females, might feel a very weak belonging to China, even if they firmly identify themselves culturally as Chinese. In other words, there is a mismatch between cultural identities and sense of belonging. In this light, taking gender identities into research on belonging not only reveals the relations between gender identities and sense of belonging, but also contributes to the conceptualisation of belonging.||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/136052|
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