SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Book Launch: Thailand's Hidden Workforce

With talks from authors Ruth Pearson and Kyoko Kusakabe and chaired by Naila Kabeer

Date: 17 October 2012Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 17 October 2012Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Suite

Type of Event: Book Launch

'The authors give a voice to a part of Thailand's workforce invisible to many Thais, and to consumers across Asia and around the world who buy the cheap goods they produce. That voice is authentic, and paired with sound analysis of the issues raised.'
Chris Hogg, correspondent BBC Asia, Shanghai

'This book reveals the hidden face of Thailand's industrial and migration policies by giving visibility and voice to Burmese female migrants employed in the country's ready-made garment and knitwear factories. The authors shine the spotlight, not only on the women's work experiences on the factory floor, but also on the way they juggle care responsibilities for their children. It is a compelling story about ordinary women making hard decisions under precarious conditions as they live transborder lives.'
Professor Brenda Yeoh, National University of Singapore

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