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Opting Out

Women Messing with Marriage Around the World

Rutgers University Press

Opting Out offers sensitive and powerful ethnographic portrayals of women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America who are quietly opting out of marriage. Across these diverse geographic contexts,this edited volume shows that women are the (often unwitting, mostly unacknowledged) protagonists of profound changes in marriage, gender, and kinship.
 

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Redefining Multicultural Families in South Korea

Reflections and Future Directions

Rutgers University Press

Redefining Multicultural Families in South Korea: Reflections and Future Directions aims to reinvigorate contemporary discussions about Korean families that include immigrants by expanding the scope of what we consider to be multicultural families to include the families of undocumented migrant workers, divorced marriage immigrants, the families of Korean women with immigrant husbands, and by providing a nuanced look at their lives in Korea, not as newcomers but as first-generation immigrants.

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Transnational Marriage and Partner Migration

Constellations of Security, Citizenship, and Rights

Rutgers University Press

This multidisciplinary collection investigates how marriage and partner migration processes have become the object of state scrutiny for control and exclusion in several states around the world. Covering cases across several countries, contributors offer a compelling multidisciplinary perspective on the interplay between security, citizenship and rights as experienced by migrants, policymakers, and actors who negotiate encounters with the state.

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Transnational Marriage and Partner Migration

Constellations of Security, Citizenship, and Rights

Rutgers University Press

This multidisciplinary collection investigates how marriage and partner migration processes have become the object of state scrutiny for control and exclusion in several states around the world. Covering cases across several countries, contributors offer a compelling multidisciplinary perspective on the interplay between security, citizenship and rights as experienced by migrants, policymakers, and actors who negotiate encounters with the state.

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The Politics of International Marriage in Japan

Rutgers University Press

Focusing on three cultural/ethnic groups in terms of empirical data - women from the former Soviet Union countries, the Philippines, and Western countries - this book highlights the complex interplay between national, cultural, gender, and ethnicity boundary maintenance that constructs international marriages in Japan at multiple levels, providing a comprehensive account of international marriage in the contemporary Japanese context.

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Intimate Connections

Love and Marriage in Pakistan’s High Mountains

Rutgers University Press

Intimate Connections dissects changing ideas, feelings, and practices around love, marriage, and respectability in the remote high mountains of northern Pakistan. It offers deep insights into the affective lives of local Shia women, gender practices, and young couples’ mobile phone relationships in South Asia as well as in the wider Muslim world.

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Intimate Connections

Love and Marriage in Pakistan's High Mountains

Rutgers University Press

Intimate Connections dissects changing ideas, feelings, and practices around love, marriage, and respectability in the remote high mountains of northern Pakistan. It offers deep insights into the affective lives of local Shia women, gender practices, and young couples’ mobile phone relationships in South Asia as well as in the wider Muslim world.

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Global Dynamics of Shi'a Marriages

Religion, Gender, and Belonging

Rutgers University Press

This edited volume brings together contributions of authors who engage with the marriages of Twelver Shi'a Muslims in Iran, Pakistan, Oman, Indonesia, Norway, and the Netherlands. With the wide geographical spread, the book offers the first comparative study of the diverse ways in which Shi'a Muslims enter into marriage.

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Global Dynamics of Shi'a Marriages

Religion, Gender, and Belonging

Rutgers University Press

This edited volume brings together contributions of authors who engage with the marriages of Twelver Shi'a Muslims in Iran, Pakistan, Oman, Indonesia, Norway, and the Netherlands. With the wide geographical spread, the book offers the first comparative study of the diverse ways in which Shi'a Muslims enter into marriage.

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Marriage, Gender and Refugee Migration

Spousal Relationships among Somali Muslims in the United Kingdom

Rutgers University Press

This ethical and poetical ethnography analyzes the upheavals to gender roles and marital relationships brought about by refugee migration to the UK. Unmoored from the socio-cultural norms that made them men and women, Somali migrants find "everything" to be "different, mixed up, upside down." The book finds that the most significant catalysts for challenging harmful gender practices are a combination of the welfare system and Islamic praxis.

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