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Born out of place : migrant mothers and the politics of international labor / Nicole Constable.

Author/creator Constable, Nicole
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBerkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
Descriptionxvii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents A very tiny problem -- Ethnography and everyday life -- Women -- Men -- Sex and babies -- Wives and workers -- Asylum seekers and overstayers -- The migratory cycle of atonement.
Abstract " 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2013036683
ISBN9780520282018 (hardback)
ISBN0520282019 (hardback)
ISBN9780520282025 (paper)
ISBN0520282027 (paper)

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