CPRI 12: Burmese Migrant Domestic Workers

Tactics of Negotiation of Muslim Female Domestic Workers in the Chang Klan Community of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Burmese Muslim female migrant domestic workers seek to transform their vulnerable, marginalized identities as Burmese (race), Muslims (religion), migrants (migration status), domestic workers (class), and women (gender) into social capital via various tactics of negotiation in the community in which they have resettled. Although subject to exploitation from employers and the Thai state, they are not passive victims. Despite their “weak” position in an inequal structure, they use tactics of negotiation to further their goals of upward mobility.

Publication date : August 2018
Price : 300 Baht / 10 US$

Published by Chiang Mai University Press