Migrant Dubai

Author: Laavanya Kathiravelu
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137450185
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This book analyzes the everyday lives of labour migrants in a rapidly developing city-state. Using the emirate of Dubai as a case study, Migrant Dubai shows that even within highly restrictive mobility regimes, marginalized migrants find ways to cope with structural inequalities and quotidian modes of discrimination.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Sociology Of Body And Embodiment

Author: Natalie Boero
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190842474
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"The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment challenges the view that bodies belong to the category of "nature" and are biological, essential, and pre-social. It argues instead that bodies both shape and get shaped by human societies. As such, the body is an appropriate and necessary area of study for sociologists. The Handbook works to clarify the scope of this topic and display the innovations of research within the field. The volume is divided into three main parts: Bodies and Methodology; Marginalized Bodies; and Embodied Sociology. Sociologists contributing to the first two parts focus on the body and the ways it is given meaning, regulated, and subjected to legal and medical oversight in a variety of social contexts (particularly when the body in question violates norms for how a culture believes bodies "ought" to behave or appear). Sociologists contributing to the last part use the bodily as a lens through which to study social institutions and experiences. These social settings range from personal decisions about medical treatment to programs for teaching police recruits how to use physical force, from social movement tactics to countries' understandings of race and national identity. Many chapters throughout the book offer extended methodological reflections, providing guidance on how to conduct sociological research on the body and, at times, acknowledging the role the authors' own bodies play in developing their knowledge of the research subject"--

In Sickness And In Wealth

Author: Carol Chan
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253037050
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Villagers in Indonesia hear a steady stream of stories about the injuries, abuses, and even deaths suffered by those who migrate in search of work. So why do hundreds of thousands of Indonesian workers continue to migrate every year? Carol Chan explores this question from the perspective of the origin community and provides a fascinating look at how gender, faith, and shame shape these decisions to migrate. Villagers evaluate men's and women’s migrations differently, leading to different ideas about which kinds of human or financial flows should be encouraged and which should be discouraged or even criminalized. Despite routine and well-documented instances of exploitation of Indonesian migrant workers, some villagers still emphasize that a migrant's success or failure ultimately depends on that individual’s morality, fate, and destiny. Indonesian villagers construct strategies for avoiding migration-related risks that are closely linked to faith and belief in supernatural agency. These strategies shape the flow of migration from the country and help to ensure the continued confidence Indonesian people have in migration as an act of promise and hope.

The Asian Migrant S Body

Author: Michiel Baas
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048540976
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The Asian Migrant's Body: Emotion, Gender and Sexuality brings together papers that investigate the way Asian migrants experience, think about, perceive and utilize their bodies as part of the journeys they have embarked on. In exploring how bodies are physically and symbolically marked by migration experiences, this edited volume seeks to move beyond the immediate effects of hard labour and (potentially) exploitative or abusive situations. It shows that migrants are not only on the receiving end where it concerns their bodies, nor are their bodies only utilized for their work as migrants: they also seek control over their bodies and to make them part of strategies to express themselves. The collective papers in The Asian Migrant's Body argue that the body itself is a primary site for understanding how migrants reflect on and experience their migration trajectories.

The Act Of Living

Author: Marco Di Nunzio
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501735136
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The Act of Living explores the relation between development and marginality in Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Replete with richly depicted characters and multi-layered narratives on history, everyday life and visions of the future, Marco Di Nunzio's ethnography of hustling and street life is an investigation of what is to live, hope and act in the face of the failing promises of development and change. Di Nunzio follows the life trajectories of two men, "Haile" and "Ibrahim," as they grow up in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, enter street life to get by, and turn to the city's expanding economies of work and entrepreneurship to search for a better life. Apparently favourable circumstances of development have not helped them achieve social improvement. As their condition of marginality endures, the two men embark in restless attempts to transform living into a site for hope and possibility. By narrating Haile and Ibrahim's lives, The Act of Living explores how and why development continues to fail the poor, how marginality is understood and acted upon in a time of promise, and why poor people's claims for open-endedness can lead to better and more just alternative futures. Tying together anthropology, African studies, political science, and urban studies, Di Nunzio takes readers on a bold exploration of the meaning of existence, hope, marginality, and street life.

Open City

Author: Tim Rieniets
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Author information Contributors to part 1 Ash Amin, Marc Angelil, Regina Bittner, Stephen Cairns, Kees Christiaanse, Angelus Eisinger, Orhan Esen, Gerald Frug, Stephen Graham, Dieter Läpple, Mark Michaeli, Robert Neuwirth, Arnold Reijndorp, Tim Rieniets, Christian Salewski, Saskia Sassen, Peter Sloterdijk, Michael Zinganel. Contributors to part 2 Crimson Architectural Historians, Interboro, Stephen Cairns, Daliana Suryawinata, Philipp Misselwitz, Can Altay, Jörg Stollmann, Rainer Hehl, Bart Goldhoorn, Alexander Sverdlov, and many others.

Hiv Vulnerabilities Faced By Women Migrants From Bangladesh To The Arab States

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Asian Migrant Yearbook

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Politics Of The Modern Arab World

Author: Laleh Khalili
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Covers the Arab world, from Morocco to the borders of Iran, with the focus primarily on the 20th Century. By choosing a wide array of authors, many of whom are from the region or from the non-Anglophone world, the full breadth of worldwide scholarship on the modern Arab world is on display.

Meed

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Gridlock

Author: Pardis Mahdavi
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804777500
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The images of human trafficking are all too often reduced to media tales of helpless young women taken by heavily accented, dark-skinned captors—but the reality is a far cry from this stereotype. In the Middle East, Dubai has been accused of being a hotbed of trafficking. Pardis Mahdavi, however, draws a more complicated and more personal picture of this city filled with migrants. Not all migrant workers are trapped, tricked, and abused. Like anyone else, they make choices to better their lives, though the risk of ending up in bad situations is high. Legislators hoping to combat human trafficking focus heavily on women and sex work, but there is real potential for abuse of both male and female migrants in a variety of areas of employment—whether on the street, in a field, at a restaurant, or at someone's house. Gridlock explores how migrants' actual experiences in Dubai contrast with the typical discussions—and global moral panic—about human trafficking. Mahdavi powerfully contrasts migrants' own stories with interviews with U.S. policy makers, revealing the gaping disconnect between policies on human trafficking and the realities of forced labor and migration in the Persian Gulf. To work toward solving this global problem, we need to be honest about what trafficking is—and is not—and to finally get past the stereotypes about trafficked persons so we can really understand the challenges migrant workers are living through every day.

Building Towers Cheating Workers

Author: Hadi Ghaemi
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Recommendations. To the government of the United Arab Emirates - To the governments of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka -- To the governments of the United States, the European Union, and Australia. -- Methodology. -- Migrant construction workers in the United Arab Emirates. Visibility of migrant worker grievances. -- Exploitation of migrant construction workers: The recruitment process - Unpaid wages - Low wages - Confiscation of passports - Safety and health hazards. -- UAE labor law. Government mechanisms addressing labor disputes - Deficiences in the law. -- Workers' human rights and government obligations under international law. UAE membership in the ILO - Other international standards. -- Achnowledgments. -- Appendix 1: Human Rights Watch letter to UAE Minister of Labor. -- Appendix 2: UAE government response to Human Rights Watch's letter.

Eastern Worker

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Includes Eastern worker labour reports [of Court decisions and awards].

Indian Labour Journal

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Mecc News Report

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Asian And Pacific Population Forum

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