Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection

Transnational subjects Between Germany and the Philippines. Anthropological Perspectives on Marriage Migration

The phenomenon of international and intercultural marriage migration has gained increasing importance in the last decades. The matching up of mostly western men with women from Asia (also from Eastern Europe and Latin America) serves as an example of globalisation from below. In these relationships manifold dynamics of the global and the local, of political economy and the cultural logic of gender, of family and work, and of power and emotion are deeply interwoven.
This anthropological study of marriage migration draws upon long-term and multi-sited ethnographic immersion both in Germany and the Philippines. Addressing the circulation of cultural meanings and everyday practices the study examines, on the one hand, structural dimensions and on the other hand narrates personal life stories.





Associated Publications:

2008 "Philippine Women on the Move: Marriage across Borders". In: International Migration, 46 (4): 85-110.

2004 „Ein guter Mann ist harte Arbeit“. Eine ethnographische Studie zu philippinischen Heiratsmigrantinnen. (transcript Verlag) Bielefeld; 340 Seiten.
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2006 ”Philippine Women on the Move: A Transnational Perspective on Marriage Migration.” In: Internationales Asienforum / International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Vol. 37, Nr. 3-4, pp. 321-337.

2005 „Transnationale Subjekte zwischen Deutschland und Philippinen. Ethnologische Perspektiven am Beispiel philippinischer Heiratsmigration.“ In: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 130:2, S.129-148.

1997 "Beziehungsnetzwerke, Frauenraum und ein wenig Heimat - Ein "Asian Food Store" als Treffpunkt von Filipinas in einer deutschen Großstadt". IN: kea 10, Ethnologie der Migration, 155-180.
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