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Filipino Women in Tasmania: Negotiating Gender Ideologies


Clark, J, Filipino Women in Tasmania: Negotiating Gender Ideologies, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 13, (3) pp. 363-380. ISSN 0117-1968 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/011719680401300304


This paper investigates the experiences of Filipino women who have migrated from the Philippines to Tasmania, Australia. Commonly referred to as 'mail-order brides,' the women have migrated to Tasmania for the purpose of marriage, usually after a long process of letter writing and friendship. This paper argues that Filipino women in Tasmania do not always regard themselves as 'victims' as suggested in many scholarly and media representations of 'mail-order brides.' Instead, based on their accounts, this paper provides insights into the phenomenon of Filipino migration for marriage, questioning and challenging the many assumptions that are made about their migration and settlement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Demography
Research Field:Population trends and policies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Multicultural services
UTAS Author:Clark, J (Mrs Juliet Clark)
ID Code:31808
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Asian Languages and Studies
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2008-09-28

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