Annotation: Fouron, Georges and Nina G. Schiller. 2001. “All in the Family: Gender, Transnational Migration, and the Nation-state,”

Fouron, Georges and Nina G. Schiller. 2001. “All in the Family: Gender, Transnational Migration, and the Nation-state,” Identities, 7(4):539-582. The article explores whether gender sustains/creates hirarchies and divisions, or equitable relations between men and women as it is lived across the borders of nation-states. The authors draw on the life stories of three generations of … Continue reading Annotation: Fouron, Georges and Nina G. Schiller. 2001. “All in the Family: Gender, Transnational Migration, and the Nation-state,”

Annotation: McKay, Deidre. 2005. Reading Remittance Landscapes

McKay, Deidre. 2005. Reading Remittance Landscapes: Female Migration and Agricultural Transition in the Philippines. Danish Journal of Geography, 105(1):89-99. In Haliap, a small village situated within the famous rice terraces in Northern Philippines, the shift from subsistence to commercial agriculture is both a cause and a result of women's migration. Mckay suggests that since the … Continue reading Annotation: McKay, Deidre. 2005. Reading Remittance Landscapes

Annotations: Akesson, Lisa. 2011. Remittances and Relationships

Akesson, Lisa. 2011. Remittances and Relationships: Exchange in Cape Verdean Transnational Families. Ethnos. 76(3): 326-347 The economic perspective on remittances “obscures the inherently social and relational character of remittance transactions” (328). Akesson argues that the transfer of funds through remittances is inextricably related to social relationships and to people's notions of their obligations to one … Continue reading Annotations: Akesson, Lisa. 2011. Remittances and Relationships