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Love and Empire Cybermarriage and Citizenship across the Americas

Felicity Amaya. Schaeffer

c2012

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  • Title:
    Love and Empire Cybermarriage and Citizenship across the Americas
  • Author: Felicity Amaya. Schaeffer
  • Description: Enforcing romantic love through immigration law -- Conversions of the self : Mexican women's turn from the national to the foreign -- Outsourcing the American dream : transforming men's virtual fantasies into social realities -- Bodies for export : the pliable economy of beauty and passion in Colombia -- Migrant critique : love and the patriot.
    The spread of the Internet is remaking marriage markets, altering the process of courtship and the geographic trajectory of intimacy in the 21st century. For some Latin American women and U.S. men, the advent of the cybermarriage industry offers new opportunities for re-making themselves and their futures, overthrowing the common narrative of trafficking and exploitation. In this engaging, stimulating virtual ethnography, Felicity Amaya Schaeffer follows couples' romantic interludes at "Vacation Romance Tours," in chat rooms, and interviews married couples in the United States in order to un
  • Publication Date: c2012
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (240 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8147-2492-2
  • Subjects: Citizenship -- America; Online dating -- America; Intermarriage -- America; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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