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Since the late twentieth century, the numbers of documented and undocumented transnational migrant men and women have grown exponentially in the labour receiving country of Malaysia. This article demonstrates that the Malaysian state pursues a dualpronged strategy of ‘diversifying’ migrant...
This paper argues that motherhood as cultural citizenship is a useful concept in understanding citizenship issues for Indonesian women in transnational families, their experiences and subject positioning. Furthermore, in the face of discourses valuing Indonesian women's role foremost as mother...
This article examines the activities, initiatives and strategies of Zi Teng, a women's nongovernment organisation (NGO) mobilising around sex workers’ rights, in Hong Kong. Although ‘transnational’ feminist practices have opened up new spaces of resistance for Zi Teng, women activists recognise...
The present article looks how intimate liaisons between Dutch women and Balinese men are intertwined in complex and sometimes paradoxical ways in regard to class position, gender ideologies and immigration policy in the contemporary Netherlands. Central to this analysis is a dialogue between...
The focus of the present article is marriage between local Balinese Hindus and non-Hindu Indonesians in Jembrana, West Bali. Since the 1950s, Balinese Hindus have fought for the right to claim Hinduism as their officially recognised religious practice (agama) within the parameters of Indonesian...
Transnational migration is a striking feature of our tentatively postcolonial world, whether in contemporary Europe, Australia or the United States. When immigrants bring with them a different religious heritage or ethnic background and insist on maintaining an identity that contrasts with the...
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