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Author Constable, Nicole, author
Title Born out of place : migrant mothers and the politics of international labor / Nicole Constable
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Modern History Library  306.8743 C756    AVAILABLE    30550100558715
 Ethnology Library  JV6347 .C65 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020794625
 人文社會聯圖  JV6347 .C65 2014    AVAILABLE    30600020087145
Descript xvii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index
"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
Subject Women immigrants -- China -- Hong Kong -- Social conditions
Hong Kong (China) -- Emigration and immigration
Women foreign workers -- China -- Hong Kong -- Social conditions
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects
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