[Publication] Special issue: Challenging Stereotypes in Europe-Thailand Transnational Migration

“Challenging Stereotypes in Europe-Thailand Transnational Migration: Non-conventional Unions, Mobilities, and (Re)productive Labor” edited by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (LAMC, ULB) and Sirijit Sunanta (Mahidol University, Thailand), Advances in Southeast Asian Studies – Volume 15, Issue 2 (2022)

ASEAS 15(2)

The migration flows connecting Thailand and Europe have constructed social spaces in which different stereotypes regarding Thais and Europeans emerge, perpetuate, and circulate, thereby affecting to various extents the lives of these individuals. To challenge these stereotypes, the present issue takes into account the mechanisms of social categorization at transnational and local dimensions in three critical steps. First, it adopts an inclusive stance by not limiting itself to heterosexual relationships involving Thais and Europeans. Second, it shifts the scholarly gaze from marriage and family issues to Thai migrants’ mobilities in spatial, social, and intergenerational terms. And third, it highlights Thai migrants’ engagement in the labor market as intimate workers and entrepreneurs to uncover the factors shaping their (re)productive labor and social incorporation in their receiving countries. Using an intersectional approach, this special issue presents six empirically grounded case studies to unveil often-neglected dimensions and complexities of Europe-Thailand transnational migration. Articles outside the special issue focus address topics of community-based tourism in Brunei Darussalam and inclusive development in the context of a festival in Malaysia.

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BelMix contributions:

Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (2022). Multiform transmission and belonging: Buddhist social spaces of Thai migrant women in Belgium. Advances in Southeast Asian Studies, 15(2), 231-251. [Open Access]

Mimy Keomanichanh (2022). Book review: Lapanun, P. (2019). Love, money and obligation: Transnational marriage in a northeastern Thai village. Advances in Southeast Asian Studies, 15(2), 317-320. [Open Access]

Cai Chen (2022). Book review: Fresnoza-Flot, A., & Liu-Farrer, G. (Eds.). (2022). Tangled mobilities: Places, affects, and personhood across social spheres in Asian migration. Advances in Southeast Asian Studies, 15(2), 325-328. [Open Access]



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Cai Chen (2022, December 23). [Publication] Special issue: Challenging Stereotypes in Europe-Thailand Transnational Migration. BelMix. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/lwvl