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The Resource Romance on a global stage : pen pals, virtual ethnography, and "mail-order" marriages, Nicole Constable, (electronic resource)

Romance on a global stage : pen pals, virtual ethnography, and "mail-order" marriages, Nicole Constable, (electronic resource)

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Romance on a global stage : pen pals, virtual ethnography, and "mail-order" marriages
Title
Romance on a global stage
Title remainder
pen pals, virtual ethnography, and "mail-order" marriages
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Nicole Constable
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Language
eng
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Constable, Nicole
Dewey number
306.84/5
LC call number
HQ1032
LC item number
.C65 2003eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Intercountry marriage
  • Marriage brokerage
  • Mail order brides
  • Asians
  • International correspondence
Summary expansion
By the year 2000 more than 350 Internet agencies were plying the email-order marriage trade, and the business of matching up mostly Western men with women from Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America had become an example of globalization writ large. This provocative work opens a window onto the complex motivations and experiences of the people behind the stereotypes and misconceptions that have exploded along with the practice of transnational courtship and marriage. Combining extensive Internet ethnography and face-to-face fieldwork, Romance on a Global Stage looks at the intimate realities of Filipinas, Chinese women, and U.S. men corresponding in hopes of finding a suitable marriage partner. Through the experiences of those engaged in pen pal relationships--their stories of love, romance, migration, and long-distance dating--this book conveys the richness and dignity of women's and men's choices without reducing these correspondents to calculating opportunists or naive romantics. Attentive to the structural, cultural, and personal factors that prompt women and men to seek marriage partners abroad, Romance on a Global Stage questions the dichotomies so frequently drawn between structure and agency, and between global and local levels of analysis
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Romance on a global stage : pen pals, virtual ethnography, and "mail-order" marriages, Nicole Constable, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Making introductions -- Ethnography in imagined virtual communities -- Feminism and myths of "mail-order" marriages -- Fairy tales, family values, and the global politics of romance -- Political economy and cultural logics of desire -- Women's agency and the gendered geography of marriage -- Tales of waiting : history, immigration, and the state -- Conclusion : marriage, migration, and transnational families
  • Making introductions -- Ethnography in imagined virtual communities -- Feminism and myths of "mail-order" marriages -- Fairy tales, family values, and the global politics of romance -- Political economy and cultural logics of desire -- Women's agency and the gendered geography of marriage -- Tales of waiting : history, immigration, and the state -- Conclusion : marriage, migration, and transnational families
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000239357
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unknown
Extent
x, 284 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520237056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000239357
Label
Romance on a global stage : pen pals, virtual ethnography, and "mail-order" marriages, Nicole Constable, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Making introductions -- Ethnography in imagined virtual communities -- Feminism and myths of "mail-order" marriages -- Fairy tales, family values, and the global politics of romance -- Political economy and cultural logics of desire -- Women's agency and the gendered geography of marriage -- Tales of waiting : history, immigration, and the state -- Conclusion : marriage, migration, and transnational families
  • Making introductions -- Ethnography in imagined virtual communities -- Feminism and myths of "mail-order" marriages -- Fairy tales, family values, and the global politics of romance -- Political economy and cultural logics of desire -- Women's agency and the gendered geography of marriage -- Tales of waiting : history, immigration, and the state -- Conclusion : marriage, migration, and transnational families
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000239357
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 284 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520237056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000239357

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