Thailand's Hidden Workforce: Burmese Migrant Women Factory Workers
- Pearson, Ruth Kusakabe, Kyoko
- Zed Books Ltd
Millions of Burmese women migrate into Thailand each year to form the basis of the Thai agricultural and manufacturing workforce. Un-documented and unregulated, this army of migrant workers constitutes the ultimate "disposable" labour force, enduring grueling working conditions and much aggression from the Thai police and immigration authorities. This insightful book ventures into a part of the global economy rarely witnessed by Western observers. Based on unique empirical research, it provides the reader with a gendered account of the role of women migrant workers in Thailand's factories and interrogates the ways in which they strategize about their families and their futures.
|Extent||208 pages, illustrations||ISBN||9781848139848|
|Format||N/A||Published||14 Jun 2012|
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