Im Rahmen des Sozialanthropologischen Colloquiums im SoSem 2017
zum Thema "Care / Work" trägt vor:
Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien, Universität Osnabrück;
Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Freie Universität Berlin
Zeit: Dienstag 11.07.2017, 18-20 Uhr
Ort: Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin (Seminarraum)
Indonesia follows a row of Asian countries that actively facilitate the temporary emigration of their labor force as a response to limited, adequately paid, domestic employment and a strategy to generate foreign exchange. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the Indonesian labor migration program has occupied a niche by ‘exporting’ low-paid and flexible female domestic workers to private households in places such as Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore or Hong Kong. It has developed a sophisticated apparatus, which involves state and non-state institutions that recruit, certify and train workers as well as escort them to their destinations. While facilitating transnational arrangements of care, bureaucrats, recruitment agents and training instructors invest in a gendered version of ‘migrant citizenship’ – the maintenance of particular relations between overseas citizens and the ‘homeland’. The presentation, which is based on 12 months of fieldwork in Indonesia and Hong Kong, explores some of the tensions inherent in the brokerage of Indonesian domestic workers. It juxtaposes dominant notions of migrant citizenship, public moral panics and social devaluations of care labor with domestic workers’ idiosyncratic modes of living out their migration projects.
Samia Dinkelaker is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at Universität Osnabrück. Her dissertation project is titled ‘Governing migration through sending states: the case of Indonesia. A transnational ethnography’. She is also research fellow of the research project ‘The Researchers’ Affects’, which is based at Freie Universität Berlin and Universiät Bern.
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