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Maid to Queer – Asian Labor Migration and Female Same-Sex Desires - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Maid to Queer: Asian Labor Migration and Female Same-Sex Desires

Francisca Yuenki Lai


The first book about Asian female migrant workers who develop same-sex relationships in a host city. Based on participant observation and in-depth interviews with Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong, the book explores the meanings of same-sex relationships to these migrant women. Instead of searching for reasons to explain why they engage in a same-sex relationship, the book provides an ethnographic perspective by addressing their Sunday activities and considering how migration policies and the practices of Hong Kong people unintentionally produce alternative sexuality and desires for the ... More

Keywords: Domestic workers, Lesbian, Tomboy, Queer, Islam, Gender and sexuality studies, Anthropology, Hong Kong, Indonesia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528332
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francisca Yuenki Lai, author
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

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