Amsterdam University Press
Cross-border Mobility
Title
Cross-border Mobility
Subtitle
Women, Work and Malay Identity in Indonesia
Author
Wendy Mee
Price
€ 109,00
ISBN
9789463729017
Binding
Hardback
Number of pages
292
Publication date
Dimensions
23.4 x 15.6 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies

Wendy Mee

Cross-border Mobility

Women, Work and Malay Identity in Indonesia

This book offers a fresh perspective on the association between mobility and the ethnocultural category Malay. In so doing, it raises new research questions relevant to the study of Indonesian women's socioeconomic mobility more generally. Based on fieldwork in Sambas, a border region of Indonesia, the book documents the ethnocultural consequences of Sambas Malay women's highly mobile working lives. The book also extends our appreciation of the significance of territorial borders in women's working lives. In this study, women's border location not only facilitates cross-border pathways of international labour migration and trade, but also generates feelings of peripherality that inform women's imaginative construction of other, non-territorial borders to be crossed. Shaped by social class, gender, and the economic and cultural possibilities of political decentralization, the study identifies three borderscopes that orient women's work-related mobility in different directions and bring with them diverse outcomes for the ethnocultural category 'Sambas Malay'.

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Author

Wendy Mee

Dr Wendy Mee is Senior Lecturer and Sociology Program Convenor at La Trobe University.