Women versus the state: organizing resistance and contesting exploitation in Indonesian labor migration to Hong Kong

Abstract

This article examines the role of the state and the private sector in temporary labour migration and the responses of migrant workers to resist oppressive practices in labour export from the sending country. More precisely, it explores state-backed practices in the creation of debt bondage among Indonesian migrant women and state responses to developments in the Indonesian women's labour movement in Hong Kong.

Citation

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (2009) 18 (1), 47-75.

Women versus the state: organizing resistance and contesting exploitation in Indonesian labor migration to Hong Kong

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