Dutch women and Balinese men: intimacies, popular discourses and citizenship rights

Ana Dragojlovic (2008) Dutch women and Balinese men: intimacies, popular discourses and citizenship rights. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 9 4: 332-345. doi:10.1080/14442210802449035


Author Ana Dragojlovic
Title Dutch women and Balinese men: intimacies, popular discourses and citizenship rights
Journal name The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-2213
1740-9314
Publication date 2008-12-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/14442210802449035
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 332
End page 345
Total pages 14
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract The present article looks how intimate liaisons between Dutch women and Balinese men are intertwined in complex and sometimes paradoxical ways in regard to class position, gender ideologies and immigration policy in the contemporary Netherlands. Central to this analysis is a dialogue between Dutch women, their Balinese partners and popular discourse about Dutch women who marry ‘the other men’. I examine how citizenship regulations that play a significant role in interfamilial relations of interdependency form complex gender dynamics, and how Dutch women's rhetoric about the emancipation of Dutch women and desire for a companionate marriage tend to collide with the practices of everyday life. I argue that gender ideologies in these cross-cultural liaisons are conceptualised and reconceptualised in relation to ‘gender imaginings’. I suggest that the ideals of companionate marriage, favoured by Dutch women, are linked directly to ideals of modernity and individualism, in which particular scripts of gender relations are used to differentiate progressive individuals from those who are not.
Keyword Citizenship rights
Intimacies
Gender normalivities
Compossionate marriage
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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