'Sending Dollars Shows Feeling'--Emotions and Economies in Filipino Migration

This paper analyzes conceptualizations of gender, relationships, and emotions that underpin 'care chains' approaches to Filipino labor migration. In a case study of long-distance intimacy and economic transfers in an extended Filipino family, the author shows how contextualizing migration within local understandings of emotion fractures expectations created by care chains accounts. Instead, the case reveals agency, diversity, and new forms of global subjectivity emerging through long-distance emotional connections within the translocal field shaped by labor mobility.


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  • Accession Number: 01055278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2007 3:31PM