By Hung Cam Thai
Drawing on interviews and fieldwork with a couple of hundred participants of transnational households, Hung Cam Thai examines how and why immigrants, who principally earn low wages as hairdressers, cleaners, and different "invisible" staff, ship domestic a considerable component to their gains, in addition to spend lavishly on family in the course of go back journeys. Extending past mere altruism, this spending is inspired via complicated social duties and the need to achieve self esteem regardless of their constrained monetary possibilities within the usa. while, such remittances elevate expectancies for criteria of dwelling, generating a cascade impression that monetizes family members relationships. Insufficient Funds powerfully illuminates those and different contradictions linked to funds and its new meanings in an more and more transnational world.
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Insufficient Funds: The Culture of Money in Low-Wage Transnational Families by Hung Cam Thai