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dc.contributor.authorElias, Juanitaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:23:11Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:23:11Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-20T06:28:43Z
dc.identifier.issn10357718en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10357710903460022en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33631
dc.description.abstractFocusing on the South-East Asian region and looking specifically at activism around the position of migrant domestic workers in the region, this article seeks to evaluate why migrant activist organisations appear to have had, at best, modest influence on gendering the International Labour Organization's approach to labour rights. The author argues that this is largely due to how dominant understandings of labour rights have neglected the significance of social relations of reproduction (i.e. those 'care-related' activities associated with the household) to the functioning of the labour market. Furthermore, a transnationalisation of social relations of reproduction is manifested in the increased feminisation of labour migration in the region and this highlights further problems with dominant labour rights perspectives that remain largely state-centric in their approach. The significance of South-East Asian states in promoting localised regimes of citizenship/immigration and industrial relations greatly limits the ability of activist groups to claim and utilise the language of human rights. Nonetheless, the article argues that a concern with the human rights of female migrants can potentially destabilise dominant understandings of labour and human rights. More generally, the article seeks to demonstrate the insights that a critical feminist human rights approach can bring to studies of work and employment within international political economy.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom70en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto85en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of International Affairsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume64en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGovernment and Politics of Asia and the Pacificen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160606en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleGendered political economy and the politics of migrant worker rights: The view from South-East Asiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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