Migrant Workers in Asia: Distant Divides, Intimate Connections
Migrant Workers in Asia: Distant Divides, Intimate Connections

Migrant Workers in Asia: Distant Divides, Intimate Connections

by Nicole Constable


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415509497
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Nicole Constable is Professor of anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and Mail Order Marriages (University of California Press, 2003), and the editor of Cross-Border Marriages: Gender and Mobility in Transnational Asia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Nicole Constable 2. On Sentimental Orientalists, Christian Zionists, and Working Class Cosmopolitans: Filipina Domestic Workers’ Journeys to Israel and Beyond Claudia Liebelt 3. High in the Hierarchy, Rich in Diversity: Asian Domestic Workers, Their Networks, and Employers’ Preferences in Yemen Marina de Regt 4. Of Maids and Madams: Sri Lankan Domestic Workers and Their Employers in Jordan Elizabeth Frantz 5. Advocating for Sri Lankan Migrant Workers: Obstacles and Challenges Michele R. Gamburd 6. Transcending the Border: Transnational Imperatives in Singapore’s Migrant Worker Rights Movement Lenore Lyons 7. The Making of a Transnational Grassroots Migrant Movement: A Case Study of Hong Kong’s Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body Hsiao-Chuan Hsia 8. Migrant Workers and the Many States of Protest in Hong Kong Nicole Constable 9. Undocumented Indonesian Workers in Macau: The Human Outcome of Colluding Interests Amy Sim and Vivienne Wee

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