CARING AND FAMILY Marriage Migration to the Malay Muslim community of Home Island (Cocos Keeling Islands)

Monika Winarnita (previously Doxey), Nicholas Herriman

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    Abstract

    This article explores marriage migration within a 'Malay' ethnic group - the Cocos Malay population on Home Island of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Marriage is considered important because it produces legitimate children and gives achieved status. Marriage migrants and their Home Island spouses portray their betrothal as jodoh - a good match made by the extended family. Marriage is also associated with the role of family, as couples often live with or close to one of the spouse's parents or relatives and getting the right match centres on family and caring for family members.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)372-387
    JournalIndonesia and the Malay World
    Volume40
    Issue number118
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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