Notions of “Home,” “Nation,” “Identity,” and “Belonging”: A Study on Filipino Migrant Workers in Asia


Drawing on the literatures on diasporas and transnational migration, this paper is a theory-focus article that discusses the notions of “home”, “nation”, “identity” and “belonging” using the case of Filipino migration. While looking into the earlier models of migration still offers discussions that are of interest to academics, scholars, policy makers, and other stakeholders to a certain degree, exploring its current trajectories—particularly underpinning the nexus of the notions of “home,” “nation,” “identity,” and “belonging” vis-à-vis the nexus of gender ideologies, concepts of family and parenthood, and religious affiliation— purveys not only scholars, but also migrants social lenses through which one can examine and understand the shifting diasporic tendencies in Asia.

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Analiza Liezl Perez-Amurao, Mahidol University International College, Thailand

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Conference: ECSS2014
Stream: Ethnicity

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