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101906 Why would someone want to go through all that? They aren’t criminals, at least not under current law Convention of migrant’s rights – the rights they are promised why aren’t they given those rights? Midterm – framework of nationalism, women’s migration I. RIVERA a. For men wealth is a much more public demonstration of their wealth and status than is for women – if women are “smart” they would keep their money to themselves II. INTERVIEW a. Try to understand why there are discrepancies between the different stories situated within the transnational relationships (ex: the woman when with her husband). Be critical and reflective about the relationship between you and your interviewee. III. SERVANTS OF GLOBALIZAION (interviews p.125, 129, 130) a. 128-129 made to feel guilty by the questions that Parreñas asks, makes her understanding very explicit thus leading the interviewee to feel guilty b. Analysis – “I know they know…” there is no space at all for an alternative understanding for how motherhood / family could be transnational in some ways c. Conscious of the assumptions that you bring into interviews, in this case it’s the idea of family / motherhood that is being rigidly imposed on the women IV. KITCHEN SPOON’S HANDLE a. Contextualizes why the women are at home, how they try and send money and gifts home b. Not trying to rationalize / justify her being there c. Social transformation – because of women’s migration i. Power dynamics between the men and women ii. “migrant mothering” not the “lack of mothering” (which Pirrañes suggests) iii. (p.208) “When village women migrate…” iv. Changing concepts through their migration, still while keeping eye/care on their children through different means (sending money, gifts, calling) v. Understood in a different way and not made to feel guilty as conventions dictate vi. By not forcing, we can see the women as agents of change rather than “bad mothers” d. Impacts on caste and class i. Castes became downplayed by economic powers to a certain point ii. Because of the influx of the women’s remittances, it impacted the organizations /
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course WOST 206 taught by Professor Cheng during the Fall '06 term at Wellesley College.

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