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Article: The sexual economy of desire: girlfriends, boyfriends and babies among Indonesian women migrants in Hong Kong

TitleThe sexual economy of desire: girlfriends, boyfriends and babies among Indonesian women migrants in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsIndonesian labour migrants
migrant women
Sexuality
Pregnancy
Lesbian
Issue Date2009
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105771
Citation
Sexualities, 2009 How to Cite?
AbstractThis chapter examines the cultural and political logics embedded in state and institutional imperatives that shape the experiences of Indonesian women during labour migration, in Hong Kong, in three areas related to women’s sexuality. The first is about the mutability of sexuality among women who choose homosexual partnerships during migration. The second, is about Indonesian migrant women's in relationships with local men and foreign men. The last area focuses on the unintended pregnancies when 'foreign babies' are conceived and sometimes born in Hong Kong. Although pregnancies are seldom intended, this chapter shows that three aspects are related to the realities, policies and practices that frame globalised labour supply. In addition, this chapter concludes that Indonesian migrant women are poorly equipped to deal with issues of sexual and reproductive health because of the impact of gender ideologies on women's access to information and support in Indonesia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129367
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.673
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.492

 

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dc.contributor.authorSim, ASCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:36:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:36:12Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationSexualities, 2009en_US
dc.identifier.issn1363-4607-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129367-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter examines the cultural and political logics embedded in state and institutional imperatives that shape the experiences of Indonesian women during labour migration, in Hong Kong, in three areas related to women’s sexuality. The first is about the mutability of sexuality among women who choose homosexual partnerships during migration. The second, is about Indonesian migrant women's in relationships with local men and foreign men. The last area focuses on the unintended pregnancies when 'foreign babies' are conceived and sometimes born in Hong Kong. Although pregnancies are seldom intended, this chapter shows that three aspects are related to the realities, policies and practices that frame globalised labour supply. In addition, this chapter concludes that Indonesian migrant women are poorly equipped to deal with issues of sexual and reproductive health because of the impact of gender ideologies on women's access to information and support in Indonesia.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105771-
dc.relation.ispartofSexualitiesen_US
dc.rightsSexualities. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.subjectIndonesian labour migrants-
dc.subjectmigrant women-
dc.subjectSexuality-
dc.subjectPregnancy-
dc.subjectLesbian-
dc.titleThe sexual economy of desire: girlfriends, boyfriends and babies among Indonesian women migrants in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailSim, ASC: asim@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authoritySim, ASC=rp00620en_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros177793en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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