Special Issue

Distant Divides and Intimate Connections

Constable, Nicole


This publication resulted from the workshop “Sites of Inter-Asian Interaction,” which convened at Inter-Asian Connections I: Dubai in 2008. 

This series illustrates the intimate connections and the distant divides that characterize the lives and experiences of migrant domestic workers – in the Middle East (West Asia) as well as in East and Southeast Asia – often rendering the workers isolated among intimate strangers and vulnerable to abuse, but also offering possibilities for sources of support and advocacy.

Part 1 – Critical Asian Studies, Volume 40, Number 4

Part 2 – Critical Asian Studies, Volume 41, Number 1