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Titre du document / Document title

Migration and the Second Wife in South China: Toward cross-border polygyny = Migration et deuxième femme en Chine du Sud : vers une polygynie transfrontalière

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

LANG Graeme (1) ; SMART Josephine (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) City University of Hong Kong, HONG-KONG
(2) University of Calgary, CANADA

Résumé / Abstract

Rapid industrialization in southern China has brought together two types of migrants: young women from towns and villages seeking work and upward mobility and affluent men from Hong Kong sojourning in the coastal provinces to supervise or service export-oriented industries. The result is that many married Hong Kong men who cross the border regularly on business have taken second wives or mistresses in China. We analyze this phenomenon using government statistics, selected court cases, and personal interviews. We show that the emergence of the second wife phenomenon among migrants in southern China is consistent with recent studies on the causes of polygyny, and we make some predictions about the likelihood of this type of polygyny among migrants

Revue / Journal Title

The International migration review    ISSN  0197-9183 

Source / Source

2002, vol. 36, no2, pp. 546-569 [24 page(s) (article)] (5 p.3/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, ETATS-UNIS  (1966) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Polygyny

;

Extramarital relation

;

Man

;

Hong Kong

;

Rural migration

;

Woman

;

Labour migration

;

Internal Migration

;

China PR

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Polygynie

;

Relation extra-conjugale

;

Homme

;

Hong Kong

;

Migration rurale

;

Femme

;

Migration de travail

;

Migration interne

;

Chine RP

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 24688, 35400010900919.0090

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