By Ochiai Emiko
Winner of the 2014 selection striking educational identify Award This publication includes contributions from a unusual team of foreign researchers who study the historic improvement of "new girls" and "good spouse, clever mother," women's roles in socialist and transitional modernity and the transnational migration of either household and intercourse staff in addition to better halves.
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In addition, she is saving up some money with the intention of starting some small-scale trading business in the future, acting in perfect response to the Doi Moi era. The role of women that is seen as the model in their originating countries also has a significant effect on the selection of life courses and identities for women migrating internationally. Alongside migration as domestic workers, or indeed, even more so, international marriage is a characteristic of the international migration of women in Asia.
They face a range of issues once they reach Japan, but they work hard at their jobs and in learning Japanese, are supported by Chinese resident networks, and have their own ideals and strategies. Chapter 9, “Strategies of Resistance among Filipina and Indonesian Domestic Workers in Singapore,” uses interviews conducted over many years to draw a picture of the patterns of resistance that domestic workers utilize. Foreign domestic workers are treated as a “commodity” in the global economy, and tend to be shorn of their “unique human beings” aspects.
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Asian Women and Intimate Work by Ochiai Emiko