Journal article

Dream Chasers: Japanese Migrant Women in International Marriages and their Experiences in the Hierarchy of Languages


Intersections : Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific | Australian National University | Published : 2012


This article draws on interviews with Japanese migrant women in international marriages in a capital city of Australia.[1] In existing research on international marriages in the age of globalisation, analysing the structured power asymmetry between spouses has been an indispensable part of most attempts to understand the phenomenon. That is, the construction of gender and global 'marriage-scapes'[2] has been the focus of attention. Marriage-scapes are framed by 'existing and emerging cultural, social, historical and political-economic factors'[3] as well as through 'gendered geographies of power' which are based on the simultaneous operation and organisation of gender beyond national boundar..

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