Anthropologist Sine Plambech argues against the common perception of Isaan migrant women as victims or “gold diggers”.
Sommai Khamsingnok, main subject of the documentary “Heartbound – A Different Kind of Love Story”, shares her views on what is driving Isaan women to marry foreigners and move abroad.
Banjong Boonkit recalls the time when she worked as a “rented wife” for American soldiers at the US airbase in Udon Thani.
The Isaan Record31/08/2020
People looked down on my mother because she used marriage to create a better life for us overseas. What’s so shameful about that?
Under the guise of waitresses in karaoke bars, Lao migrant women continue to work in the sex trade in the Northeast, despite the risk of arrest and deportation.
The Isaan Record04/04/2019
While Europe worries about trafficking and the so-called refugee crisis, Isaan villagers are still building their hopes on women’s migration and labor abroad, writes Social Anthropologist Sine Plambech in this guest commentary.