ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Women's Agency in the Context of Family Networks in Indian Diaspora

In diasporic settings, such issues as to who is a citizen, who can enter the family networks after obtaining which kind of visa are also located in "family" domains. Women in diasporas collaborate, acquiesce, co-opt and at times subvert the communication channels in family networks in order to negotiate economic hardships and gender-based oppression. In the process they tend to either become victims or emerge as stronger, more empowered and innovative beings.

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