Filipino women in Tasmania : negotiating gender ideologies

Clark, Juliet 2004, Filipino women in Tasmania : negotiating gender ideologies, Asian and Pacific migration journal, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 363-380.

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Title Filipino women in Tasmania : negotiating gender ideologies
Author(s) Clark, Juliet
Journal name Asian and Pacific migration journal
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Start page 363
End page 380
Total pages 18
Publisher Scalabrini Migration Center
Place of publication Quezon City, Phillipines
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0117-1968
Summary This paper investigates the experiences of Filipino women who have migrated from the Philippines to Tasmania, Australia. Commonly referred to as 'mail-order brides,' the women have migrated to Tasmania for the purpose of marriage, usually after a long process of letter writing and friendship. This paper argues that Filipino women in Tasmania do not always regard themselves as 'victims' as suggested in many scholarly and media representations of 'mail-order brides.' Instead, based on their accounts, this paper provides insights into the phenomenon of Filipino migration for marriage, questioning and challenging the many assumptions that are made about their migration and settlement.
Language eng
Field of Research 160303 Migration
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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