Cross-border marriage, transgovernmental friction, and waiting

Zhang, Juan, Lu, Melody Chia-Wen and Yeoh, Brenda S. A. (2015) Cross-border marriage, transgovernmental friction, and waiting. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33 2: 229-246. doi:10.1068/d24111

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Author Zhang, Juan
Lu, Melody Chia-Wen
Yeoh, Brenda S. A.
Title Cross-border marriage, transgovernmental friction, and waiting
Journal name Environment and Planning D: Society and Space   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1472-3433
Publication date 2015-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1068/d24111
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Issue 2
Start page 229
End page 246
Total pages 18
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines how discrepant governmental rationalities and processes produce friction and shifting experiences of subjectification as transmigrants cross borders. Using the experiences of mainland Chinese marriage migrants in Singapore as an example, the paper explores the notion of ‘transgovernmental friction’ and how it reinforces state boundaries, reshapes body politics, and animates waiting as an active practice that transforms migrant subjectivities. Locating the workings of governmentality, mobility, and space in the domain of transnational marriage and family, the paper brings to light the friction and crevices of governmental processes across borders and the embodied politics of im/mobility.
Keyword Friction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID T208A4103
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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