Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
Volume 20, 2022 Issue 2
Introduction to Special Issue: Gender, Migration and Digital Communication in Asia
Shiori Shakuto & Brenda S. A. Yeoh
Published online: 15 Apr 2022
In recent decades, the role of digital communication in the lives of migrants in Asia has greatly expanded, becoming integral to the decision to migrate, earning a living, and the practice of keeping in touch with left-behind families and friends. The papers in this Special Issue foreground how gender structures and practices within migrant households and the wider political economy shape migrants’ digital communications. They expand the breadth of our thinking about the interlinkages among gender, migration and digital communication from a range of new subject positions including transnational families, international students, and marginalized minorities in the region.