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Maid to QueerAsian Labor Migration and Female Same-Sex Desires$
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Francisca Yuenki Lai

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528332

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528332.001.0001

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Maid to Queer

Francisca Yuenki Lai

Hong Kong University Press

This study has enriched the scholarship of Asian labor migration by creating representation for migrant workers who are not satisfied with confinement to the roles of wife and mother. It also enriches Asian queer studies as it documents the contingent view of gender adopted by the Indonesian women. The study unravels the sexuality of migrant women in a transnational context as their movement not only provides monetary reward but also produces knowledge that constitutes their new views on gender, sexuality, religion, and their future home. Addressing the changes from maid to queer, this book documents how Indonesian migrant women reconstitute normativity and remake a space for their love, sex, and intimacy without publicly upsetting heteronormativity.

Keywords:   Contingent view of gender, Sexual meanings, Transnational sexuality, Normativity, Asian queer, Asian labor migration

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