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Migrant Encounters


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Introduction. Migrant Encounters
-Sara L. Friedman and Pardis Mahdavi

Chapter 1. Intimacies and Remittances: The Material Bases for Love and Intimate Labor Between Korean Men and Their Foreign Spouses in South Korea
-Hyun Mee Kim
Chapter 2. Migration and the (Im)morality of Everyday Life
-Filippo Osella

Chapter 3. Children of the Emir: Perverse Integration and Incorporation in the Gulf
-Pardis Mahdavi
Chapter 4. Temporary Shelter in the Shadows: Migrant Mothers and Torture Claims in Hong Kong
-Nicole Constable
Chapter 5. Troubling Jus Sanguinis: The State, Law, and Citizenships of Japanese-Filipino Youth in Japan
-Nobue Suzuki

Chapter 6. Caged in and Breaking Loose: Intimate Labor, the State, and Migrant Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia and Other Arab Countries
-Mark Johnson and Christoph Wilcke
Chapter 7. Reproduction Crisis, Illegality, and Migrant Women Under Capitalist Globalization: The Case of Taiwan
-Hsiao-Chuan Hsia
Chapter 8. Migrant Wives, Migrant Workers, and the Negotiation of (Il)legality in Singapore
-Brenda S. A. Yeoh and Heng Leng Chee
Chapter 9. Regulating Cross-Border Intimacy: Authenticity Paradigms and the Specter of Illegality Among Chinese Marital Immigrants to Taiwan
-Sara L. Friedman

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About the Author

Sara L. Friedman is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University. She is author of Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty and coeditor of Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China. Pardis Mahdavi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College. She is author of Gridlock: Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai and From Trafficking to Terror: Constructing a Global Social Problem.


"The edited volume by Sara L. Friedman and Pardis Mahdavi provides rich and nuanced accounts of the intricate and often precarious circumstances fallen into by many migrant women. It also sheds light on the unusual but innovative measures they come up with to counteract the difficulties they meet in foreign lands."-PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review

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