Transnational Divorce: Understanding intimacies and inequalities from Singapore
This book explores the transnational aspects of divorce experiences. Transnational Divorce uncovers the stories of four main groups of transnational divorcees at the field site of Singapore, including low-income marriage migrant women from less wealthy countries, low-income citizen men, middle-class living apart together divorced parents and overseas-based citizen divorced mothers. Employing transnational, intersectional feminist perspectives, the book extends the author's earlier conceptualisation of divorce biography to propose a new framework of transnational divorce biography. The transnational divorce biography framework provides readers a useful analytical tool to make sense of transnational divorced individuals' messy experiences in working out their transborder intimacy practices. Meandering through their accounts, Transnational Divorce weaves together a strong narrative of inequalities and privileges at the site of intimate life. The book ends with an epilogue on fire dragon feminism where the author discusses place-based feminist mission of activism and resistance. The book will appeal to researchers and policy makers interested in transnational relationships, family studies and sociology in general.
Quah, S. Ee Ling. (2020). Transnational Divorce: Understanding intimacies and inequalities from Singapore. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.