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This study focuses on the life experiences of Burmese Muslim female migrant domestic workers in their host society: Chang Klan Muslim migrant community in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Here, I examine the ways in which these women have turned their vulnerable and marginalized identities as Burmese (race), Muslim (religion), migrants (migration status), domestic workers (class) and also women (gender), into social capital, and how they use tactics of negotiation in their resettlement area.

As noted by scholars around the globe who have studied the issues faced by migrant female domestic workers, domestic work has much stigma attached to it. The stigma attached to domestic work is rooted in the intensification of inequalities brought-about by race, class, gender, age, religion and migration status. Many migrant domestic workers come from poor families, have had little or no education, and some of them do not have a legal labor status in Thailand. These circumstances make them vulnerable and leave them subordinate to their employers, the host society and the receiving state as a whole. 

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