Transnational marriage abandonment: A new form of domestic violence and abuse in transnational spaces

Anitha, Sundari (2021) Transnational marriage abandonment: A new form of domestic violence and abuse in transnational spaces. In: The Routledge Handbook on Domestic Violence and Abuse. Routledge International Handbooks, 1 . Routledge, Oxford, pp. 340-355. ISBN 9780367334857

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Abstract

This chapter addresses the issue of domestic violence and abuse within transnational spaces by
focusing on the abandonment of wives as a form of domestic violence against women who
marry across national borders. Transnational marriage abandonment has been recently recognised
as a form of domestic violence following activism by feminist organisations. This chapter
draws from our 2013–16 study conducted in India and the existing research and policy developments
on this emerging theme in South Asia, Canada, Australia, England and Wales, to outline
the specificity of this form of violence and its implications for understanding violence against
women through the lens of intersectionality.

Keywords:domestic abuse, transnational marriage abandonment, gender and migration, intersectionality
Subjects:L Social studies > L310 Applied Sociology
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:44126
Deposited On:26 Feb 2021 11:45

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