Maid to Order in Hong Kong: Stories of Filipina Workers

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INDEX
Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 10-13, 179, 203, 210
Abuse: of foreign workers, 15, 106, 145, 147-50, 153, 163; of muijai, 47-48, 53, 123, 153
Accommodation: concept of, 8, 10, 12-14, 200-201, 203, 205. See also Housing
Address, terms of, 54, 77, 105, 108, 157
Aerobics, viii, 98, 173, 198. See aho Parttime work
Africa, 40, 109, 204
African American workers, 40, 109, 204
Age: restrictions, 69, 165; of workers, 17, 69
Agencies, 59-82; evaluation of workers, 70- 72; fees, 18, 74, 126, 137-38, 185; guarantees, 61-62, 64, 97, 131; numbers of 60; rules, 80-81, 86. See also Recruitment: procedure
Amahs, 48-58, 159; as coercive symbol, 41, 56-58; criticism of, 28-29, 54, 56; definition of, 48-49; loyalty of; 56-57; superiority of, 40, 56-58, 77, 206; types of, 49- 50, 55-56
Annual leave, 140, See also Holidays
Anti-Mui-Jai Society, 46
Appearance, physical, 70-72, 95-96. See akvo Clothing; Dark skin; Physical examination
Aquino, Corazon, 36, 39; protective ban, 165, 207
Arellano, Teddy, 3, 7
Armstrong, M. Jocelyn, 27, 28, 49
Asia Pacific Mission for Migrant Filipinos, 3
Asian Domestic Workers Union, 2, 164, 166, 198-200
Asian Migrant Centre, 6; survey, 33, 73, 76, 93
Associations, ix, 2, 158, 162; philanthropy, 169; talent shows, 169; types of, 168-69, 206
Baby amahs, 49, 52-54, 91
Bad luck, 86
Balabagan, Sarah, 208
Bangladesh, 36
Banmui, vii, 38-39, 77, 146
Bathing, 80, 88, 98-99, 174
Beauty contests, 169, 206
Black statue, ix, 2, 115
Blake's Pier, 1, 2
Boase, Melville, 125, 136-37, 143-44, 149, 151-53

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Abbreviations xix
  • 1 - Foreign and Domestic in Hong Kong 1
  • 2 - Global Themes and Local Patterns 17
  • 3 - Superior Servants 40
  • 4 - The Trade in Workers 59
  • 5 - Household Rules and Relations 83
  • Photographs 113
  • 6 - Disciplined Migrants, Docile Workers 125
  • 7 - Resistance and Protest 155
  • 8 - Docility and Self-Discipline 180
  • 9 - Pleasure and Power 202
  • References 211
  • Index 225
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