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Born Out of Place

Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Συγγραφέας: Constable Nicole
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520282018
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 280
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Born Out of Place"

Hong Kong is a meeting ground for migrant domestic workers, traders, refugees, asylum seekers, tourists and businessmen, and local residents. At the heart of this book are the stories and experiences of migrant mothers from Indonesia and the Philippines, their South Asian, African, Chinese, and Western expatriate partners, and their Hong Kong born babies. Constable gives voice to the immigrant mothers in this Asian world city and, in the process, raises a serious question: do we regard immigrants as people, or just workers? This accessible ethnography provides insight into global problems of mobility, family, and citizenship and points to the consequences, creative responses, melodramas, and tragedies of labor and migration policies.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Constable Nicole
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
ISBN: 9780520282018
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 02/05/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 280
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 499 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: illustrations


Contents List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments 1. A Very Tiny Problem 2. Ethnography and Everyday Life 3. Women 4. Men 5. Sex and Babies 6. Wives and Workers 7. Asylum Seekers and Overstayers 8. The Migratory Cycle of Atonement Notes References Index

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