Indonesian Migrants in Macau: Subsidizing The Mega-City

The current issue of the Critical Asian Studies includes a great article on Indonesian migrant workers in Macau.  The article uses the case of Indonesian migrant workers in Macau to show that Asia’s booming mega-cities, despite more optimistic discourses, rely heavily on the vulnerable and easiliy exploitable labor of undocumented migrant workers.  Through on the ground interviews with undocumented Indonesian workers, the article explicates how various interests in Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Macau combine to create a gendered class of flexible labor that, in turn, makes these mega-cities possible.


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