Asian Women, Identity and Migration: Experiences of Transnational Women of Indian Origin/heritage

Nish Belford (Editor), Reshmi Lahiri-Roy (Editor)

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    This book explores the influence which education and migration experiences have on migrant Asian women in Australia and the United Kingdom when (re) negotiating their identities.

    The intersections of migration and transnationalism are critically examined through multiple theoretical lenses across three thematic domains encompassing socio-historical discourses, postcolonial theory, theories on ‘intersectionality’ and ‘interceptionality’, emotional reflexivity and ‘affects.’ In doing so, the book highlights the ambiguities around gendered access and equity to education, migration experiences, the acculturation process, dilemmas surrounding transnationality and negotiation of identities, belonging and struggles inherent in simultaneously maintaining ties with home and new social fields. Chapters highlight the practical, methodological, and substantive aspects of affective dimensions and ‘voice’ with a critical understanding of different tensions, challenges, complexities and conflicts underlining the stories. The book raises the question of ‘voice’ and agency in advocating emotion-based writing in recalibrating conditions representing ‘gendered subjective multivocality’ of women in breaking silences.

    Presenting non-Western perspectives through fragmented and often marginalised accounts within transnational and global spaces, this book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of Gender Studies, Migration, Transnational and Diaspora studies, Sociology of Education, Feminist Studies, Cultural Studies and Cultural Geographies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
    Number of pages240
    ISBN (Print)9780367516819
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


    • transnational women of Indian origin
    • Migration Studies
    • Identity politics
    • Women of Colour
    • Educational status

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