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This is the final volume in the five volume series on Women and Migration in Asia. The articles in this volume bring a gender-sensitive perspective to bear on aspects of marriage and migration in intra- and transnational contexts.

In particular, the articles consider:

How, given specific rules of marriage and (post-marital) residence, the institution of marriage may itself entail women's migration; How marriage can be used as an individual and family strategy to facilitate migration, and conversely, how migration may become an important factor in the making of marriages; The fluid boundaries between matchmaking and trafficking in the context of migration; The political economy of marriage transactions; and finally, more broadly; The impact of intra- and transnational migration on the institution of marriage, family relations, and kinship networks

While most of the articles here concern marriage in the context of transnational migration, it is important—given the reality of uneven development within the different countries of the Asian region—to emphasize the overlap and commonality of issues in both intra- and international contexts.

Chapter 10: Vulnerable Brides and Transnational Ghar Damads: Gender, Risk and ‘Adjustment’ among Pakistani Marriage Migrants to Britain

Vulnerable Brides and Transnational Ghar Damads: Gender, Risk and ‘Adjustment’ among Pakistani Marriage Migrants to Britain
Vulnerable brides and transnational Ghar Damads: gender, risk and ‘adjustment’ among Pakistani marriage migrants to Britain
KatharineCharsley

According to the 2001 Census, Britain is now home to 747,285 people who describe their ethnic group as ‘Pakistani’. A large proportion of these are the British-born children and grandchildren of labour migrants from Pakistan, who responded to the need for industrial workers to rebuild the British economy in the years following Second World War. After the immigration reforms of 1962 restricted the right of Commonwealth citizens to move to Britain, family reunification became the primary means for continued immigration from Pakistan, encouraging men to bring their wives and children to join them in ...

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