Nicole Constable Book Launch

June 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Nicole Constable, the Pathfinders and the Hong Kong University Press request the pleasure of your company at the launch of  

Born Out of Place Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor


Date: 5 June 2014 (Thursday)

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Kelly & Walsh, Shop 204, Pacific Place, Admiralty, HK Please register at:


Email:<  Tel: 3917 7801 Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor Hong Kong is a meeting place for migrant domestic workers, traders, refugees, asylum seekers, tourists and businessmen, and local residents. In Born Out of Place, Nicole Constable looks at the experiences of Indonesian and Filipina women in this Asian world city. Giving voice to the stories of these migrant mothers, their South Asian, African, Chinese, and Western expatriate partners, and their Hong Kong-born babies, Constable raises a serious question: Do we regard immigrants as people, or just as temporary workers? This accessible ethnography provides insight into global problems of mobility, family, and citizenship and points to the consequences, creative responses, melodramas, and tragedies of labor and migration policies.

Nicole Constable is Director of the Asian Studies Center within the University Center for International Studies, and Professor of Anthropology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

More information about the book at:

Hong Kong University Press 香港大學出版社

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong 香港  薄扶林道  香港大學

Tel 電話: (852) 3917 7801

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Location and Address

Shop 24, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong