Marriage and migration through the life course: experiences of widowhood, separation and divorce amongst transnational Sikh women

Mand, Kanwal (2005) Marriage and migration through the life course: experiences of widowhood, separation and divorce amongst transnational Sikh women Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 12 (2-3). pp. 407-425. ISSN 0971-5215

[img] Text
marriage_and_migration.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (194kB)

Abstract

In this article I approach the relationship between marriage and migration from the perspective of transnational Sikh women who are, or seek to, separate from their husbands, or who have been widowed. Given the dominant ideals surrounding Sikh marriage, how do migrant women negotiate thier non-married status, and how does this relate to their stage in the life course, their geographic location and their kin networks? The article draws attention to the significance of location as mediating women's experiences in terms of social norms, policies and networks. Although marriage remains central in the lives of South Asian women, I seek to show that expectations and experiences are not immutable, but are influenced by the women's stage in the life course, their access to material resources, and their kin networks within and between places.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/097152150501200211
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 15:41
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8743

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year