index
Aborigines, 60–62, 266n3, 266n6
agencies: in Asia, 31–32, 51, 268n35,
275n30; in Canada, 17, 157; in Indo-
nesia, 80–89, 190, 264n34; on
labor management, 164, 203; labor
market niches and, 75–79; in Phil-
ippines, 45, 50–51, 79–81, 264n38,
265n41; placement fees and, 51–53;
professionalization and, 249; racial-
ization and, 243–44; recruitment
by, 81–83; state policy and, 57–58,
68–69; for Taiwanese domestics, 6;
training programs, 83–89, 269n44,
269n47
Anderson, Bridget, 17, 200, 248
Appadurai, Arjun, 132, 238
Aquino, Corazón, 46, 263–64n7
Australia, 43, 261n2
back stage, 19, 161, 197–98; domestic
space and, 163, 226; free time and,
166–70; host country as, 193; lin-
guistic resistance and, 170–74;
mobile phones and, 177, 178,
273n13; urban space and, 191–92,
247. See also boundary work
Baken, Abigail, 17, 77, 78
Balibar, Etienne, 15
Bangladesh, 37, 39, 264n37
boundary work: between front and
back stage, 170, 221, 233–34, 245–
46, 276n6; class and, 17, 213, 244–
45; defined, 11, 21; integration and,
230–33; racialization and, 93; segre-
gation and, 226–27; Taiwanese
employers and, 95, 242; transition
and, 228–30. See also back stage;
front; maid/madam boundary;
public/private boundary
bounded global market, 27, 30, 53, 56,
239
Bourdieu, Pierre, 11, 17, 204, 267n27
Brown, Melissa, 62
Brubaker, Rogers, 32, 37, 57, 260n15
Canada, 10, 17, 72, 139, 153, 157, 194–
96, 261n2, 275nn32–33
care work, 80, 92, 199; feminization
of, 13, 247; housework vs., 201, 215,
217, 221, 231, 234, 275n1; profes-
sionalization of, 248; racialization
of, 115. See also childcare; eldercare;
reproductive labor
chaboukans (child slaves), 5, 259n3
Chen, Shui-bien, 41, 71
Cheng, Ada Shu-Ju, 33, 85, 87, 231,
259, 268n33, 269n5
childcare, 2, 22, 35, 75, 106, 247; local
workers and, 6–7, 96–97, 220,
259n8, 269n1; migrants’ children
and, 133, 140–41, 145, 271n11;
migrant workers and, 8–9, 78, 85,
95–100; mothers-in-law and, 97–
98, 121, 123; personalism and, 215–
16, 234; stratified division of, 113–
20, 124; tradition in Taiwan and,
97, 115. See also care work;
motherhood
Chin, Christine, 5
China: Han Chinese, 62–63, 266n3,
266n6; migrants from, 38–39, 61,
62, 243, 266n2, 272n15, 272n17;
People’s Republic of China, 34, 37,
38, 41, 62, 152, 172
churches: abortion and, 43; migrant
communities and, 24, 208; non-
governmental organizations and,
75, 165, 251, 274n23; St. Christo-
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