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Money TalksExplaining How Money Really Works$
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Nina Bandelj, Frederick F. Wherry, and Viviana A. Zelizer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691168685

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691168685.001.0001

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Money and Family Relationships

Money and Family Relationships

The Biography of Transnational Money

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(p.184) Chapter 11 Money and Family Relationships
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Money Talks
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Supriya Singh

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691168685.003.0012

This chapter focuses on how transnational money is imbued with meaning, morals, and emotion, drawing on the case of Indian migrants to Australia. Specifically, it points out how migrant remittances serve as a medium of communication and care. Exploring both their market and family dimensions, it shows how these flows of money are influenced by moral expectations of reciprocity in parent–child relationships as well as by different politics of migration, life stages, and communication patterns. It shows that, facilitated by new information and communication technologies, the give-and-take of money and gifts within the immediate transnational family increases with frequent communication on everyday matters.

Keywords:   transnational money, Indian migrants, Australia, migrant remittances, money flow

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