Transnational Migration And Work In Asia

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Focusing on the issues associated with migrating for work both in and from the Asian region, this book sheds light on the debate over migration and trafficking. With contributions from an international team of well-known scholars, the book sets labour migration firmly within the context of globalization, providing a focused, contemporary discussion of what is undoubtedly a major twenty-first century concern.

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia analyzes workers motivations and rationalities, highlighting the similarities of migration experiences throughout Asia. Presenting in-depth case studies of the real-life experiences and problems faced by migrant workers, the book discusses migrants’ relations with the state and their vulnerability to exploitation, as well as the major policy issues now facing governments, employers, NGOs and international agencies.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : globalization and migrant workers in Asia 1
2 Globalization and the changing management of migrating service workers in the Asia-Pacific 15
3 The country and the cities 37
4 Lao migrant workers in Thailand 57
5 Positioning the product : Indonesian migrant women workers in Taiwan 75
6 Thai workers in Hong Kong 90
7 Building Hong Kong : Nepalese labour in the construction sector 110
8 Filipino nightclub hostesses in Hong Kong : vulnerability to trafficking and other human rights abuses 126
9 Migrant workers in Macao : labour and globalization 165
10 Exploitation in global supply chains : Burmese migrant workers in Mae Sot, Thailand 165
11 From age labourers to investors? : Filipina migrant domestic workers and popular capitalism 193
12 Trading labour - trading rights : the regional dynamics of rights recognition for migrant workers in the Asia-Pacific 213
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