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The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory)

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Since the late 1960s the Indonesian island of Batam has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a booming frontier town, where foreign investment, mostly from neighboring Singapore, converges with inexpensive land and labor. Export processing zones such as Batam are both celebrated and vilified in contemporary debates on economic globalization. The Anxieties of M ...more
Paperback, 193 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by University of Hawaii Press
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Kathryn
"The Anxieties of Mobility" was assigned in my Introduction to Anthropology class. I had previously studied abroad in China, and one focus in my Issues in Chinese Society course was on migrant labor, so I came in with a bit of information on migrant labor in East Asia, but no knowledge whatsoever on Indonesia.

This book focuses on the island of Batam in Indonesia and explores the lives of those affected by the economic growth in the region and by the increased desire for and restraints upon mobi
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