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The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Johan A. Lindquist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

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, ... More


Of Maids and Prostitutes: Indonesian Female Migrants in the New Asian Hinterlands

Johan Lindquist

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the space of migration of the Growth Triangle, particularly Batam Island, at the borderlands between Indonesia and Singapore, discussing displaced narratives of women trapped ... More


Introduction

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The Indonesian island of Batam is exemplary in contemporary debates concerning globalization. While some observers view the ... More


Borderland Formations

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the historical trajectory through which Batam has been transformed from an obscure island located “between” different centers of commerce and power into a major development ... More


The Economy of the Night

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Ozon, the largest disco on Batam, and what it can reveal about processes that shape the lives of Indonesian migrants and, more generally, a particular form of transnational ... More


Fantasy Island

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the ethnically Malay working-class men who travel to Batam in order to escape, at least temporarily, what they perceive as Singapore's overly regulated and expensive society. ... More


Revolving Doors of Dispossession

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter writes an ethnography of eviction that highlights the ambiguous position of Indonesian migrant labor in the Growth Triangle. More specifically, it demonstrates not only a process of ... More


Between Stress Beach and Fantasy Island

Johan A. Lindquist

in The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers not so much closure as a way forward. Taking as its starting point an ambiguous structure being built on Batam's Stress Beach in 2003—a structure suggesting both boom and bust—it ... More


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