By Tulud Cruz
Drawing at the event of migrant ladies household employees, theological ethics, and liberationist theologies, this ebook bargains an intercultural theology of migration that arises from the (dis)continuities, (im)mobilities, and (dis)empowerment embedded in
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K. 55 As Migrant Filipino Women Another source of oppression of the DHs has to do with their gender identity, especially as Filipino women. In particular, the conditioning, 52 Constable, Maid to Order in Hong Kong, 4–6. Isabel Escoda says this title was concocted by expatriate playboys who frequent the brothel circuit and engage the “services” of DHs moonlighting as sex workers or GROs. It was perceived as racist since the Filipinas were obviously singled out for such censure and ridicule. There were also, at that time, Chinese, European, and Australian call girls.
See also James A. Tyner, “The social construction of gendered migration from the Philippines,” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal Vol. 3, No. 4 (1994): 589–617. J. Pidgeon, “The Springtime of Life,” TNT Hong Kong Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 1997): 4. J. Pidgeon, “The Springtime of Life,” 4. 36 chapter one made to do is devalued by the global job market, which segregates them to the job in the first place. And since it is done in the context of migration other matters complicate their situation. As migrant DH their job is within the derogatory category of the 3D (difficult, dangerous, and disdained) and SALEP (shunned by all citizens except the poor) jobs66 where the Philippine government has less or no bargaining power nor political clout to fight for them.
Pidgeon, however, could also possibly be guilty of reinforcing this notion of redemptive suffering. J. Pidgeon, “Hands of Shame,” TNT Hong Kong Vol. 6, No. 5 (August–September 2000): 5. 42 This is explicitly stated in Commission for Filipinos Overseas, Handbook for Filipinos Overseas, 4th ed. (Manila: Commission on Filipinos Overseas, 1998), 78–81. ” Lee, an American citizen, found out from Chinese desk agents that work for two major airlines that service the Philippines and Hong Kong that Filipinos, especially young women, are routinely singled out by immigration agents and detained for fear that these women want to stay illegally in Hong Kong.
An Intercultural Theology of Migration by Tulud Cruz