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By Tulud Cruz

Drawing at the adventure of migrant girls household employees, theological ethics, and liberationist theologies, this booklet bargains an intercultural theology of migration that arises from the (dis)continuities, (im)mobilities, and (dis)empowerment embedded in

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Hong Kong Land, Central District’s most powerful landlord, started the conflict by proposing the re-opening of Chater Road to public traffic on Sundays, amidst the very public knowledge, that the 48 Nicole Constable, “Dolls, T-Birds, and Ideal Workers: The Negotiation of Filipino Identity in Hong Kong” in Home and Hegemony: Domestic Service and Identity Politics in South and Southeast Asia. ed. Kathleen Adams and Sara Dickey (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000): 232–3. 49 Commission for Filipinos Overseas, Handbook for Filipinos Overseas, 30–1 quoted in Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People-Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (ECMI-CBCP), Character Formation Program on Migration (Makati City, Philippines: St.

15 Chelsea Starr, “Class Analysis,” in Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, 93–4. 16 Justo L. González, Out of Every Tribe and Nation: Christian Theology at the Ethnic Roundtable (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992), 104. geographies of domestication 19 As Migrant Filipinos When Filipinos migrate to Hong Kong to work as DHs, problems arise out of the difference in physical, social, and human geography as well as the political and religio-cultural beliefs and practices tied up with racial and ethnic identity in Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Let us begin by exploring some basic concepts and operational definitions for our reflections. g. 13 Class has been established by Marxist analyses as a central concept in investigating systems of oppression. Feminist analyses, particularly analyses done by feminists of color and lesbian feminists, add to class the concept of race, gender, and sexuality as categories for unpacking systems of oppression. 16 The DHs in Hong Kong experience these concepts in a broad system of interwoven forces that stratifies, devalues, and controls their difference, distorts and fashions their sense of self as women, regulates their sexuality, and exploits their labor and nurturing functions.

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