Annotation: Parreñas, Rhacel S. 2001. Mothering from a Distance

Parreñas, Rhacel S. 2001. Mothering from a Distance: Emotions, Gender, and Intergenerational Relations in Filipino Transnational Families. Feminist Studies, 27(2):361-390. The migration of Filipino mothers leads to a paradox: the achievement of financial security, and the increase of emotional insecurity. The various structural inequalities of globalization force Filipino mothers to sacrifice their emotional needs and … Continue reading Annotation: Parreñas, Rhacel S. 2001. Mothering from a Distance

Annotation: Bloch, Alexia. 2011. Intimate Circuits

Bloch, Alexia. 2011. Intimate Circuits: Modernity, Migration and Marriage among Post-Soviet Women in Turkey. Global Networks, 11(4):502–521. Bloch looks at the case of women migrants from the former Soviet Union who seek to engage in unskilled labour in Turkey, to understand the interweaving of intimate practices with transnational mobility (503). In the early 1990s, Turkey's … Continue reading Annotation: Bloch, Alexia. 2011. Intimate Circuits

Annotation: Padilla, Mark, Jennifer S. Hirsch, et al. 2008. Love and Globalization

Padilla, Mark, Jennifer S. Hirsch, et al. 2008. Love and Globalization: Transformations of Intimacy in the Contemporary World. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. According to the introduction to Love and Globalization (2007:ix), “love is a highly productive tool for social analysis, revealing some of the most basic ways that human societies organize social life, meaning, … Continue reading Annotation: Padilla, Mark, Jennifer S. Hirsch, et al. 2008. Love and Globalization