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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.

Bridal Diaspora: Migration and Marriage among Filipino Women
Bridal diaspora: Migration and marriage among Filipino women
TeresitaC.del Rosario

On a summer's visit to San Francisco in late 1998, Nanette met Rob, captain of a small cruise ship docked on the San Francisco Wharf. She was there with Steve, her long-standing American boyfriend, and together they were to tour the San Francisco Bay while mulling over the possibility of a life together. This was a wonderful time to be in the US, Nanette thought. She was on holiday from her routine duties as assistant to a training programme at a centre in the Philippines where she had been working for over a decade. With Steve there was time to think and talk about the future—their future. After all, ...

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