chapter  8
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MORALITIES IN CONFLICT: AMBIGUITIES OF IDENTITY AND SOCIAL CONTROL FOR FILIPINA DOMESTIC HELPERS IN MALAYSIA

WithMichelle Lee Guy

Increased cross-border movements of people, business and industrial organisations have transcended geographical and cultural boundaries. On the one hand, the dissemination of information, people, goods and materials is accentuated; on the other, a more fluid and mobile population of transmigrants is established. While mainstream studies of migration have largely focused on migration flows, international production, law, history and the division of labour,2 the ambiguities of identity and moral values faced by migrants in relation to their culture, community and personal aspirations have less often been analysed.