Migrant Dubai : low wage workers and the construction of a global city / Laavanya Kathiravelu.Material type: TextSeries: Global diversitiesPublisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016Description: 1 online resource (261 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137450180 (e-book)Subject(s): Foreign workers -- United Arab Emirates -- Dubayy (Emirate) | Immigrants -- United Arab Emirates -- Dubayy (Emirate) | Economic development -- United Arab Emirates -- Dubayy (Emirate) | Dubayy (United Arab Emirates : Emirate) -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects | Dubayy (United Arab Emirates : Emirate) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Migrant Dubai : low wage workers and the construction of a global city.DDC classification: 331.6/2095357 LOC classification: HD8666.Z8 | D8353 2016Online resources: Click to View
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction: Situating Dubai2. Dubai as Metaphor. Corporate Entity, Global City, Hope and Mirage3. Migrants and the State. Structures of violence, co-ethnic exploitation and the transnationalisation of rights4. Neoliberal Narratives. Migrant self-constructions and the performance of empowered subjectivities5. The Divided City. Gated communities, everyday mobilities and public space6. Social Networks. Informal solidarities and an ethic of 'care'7. Conclusion.
"Migrant Dubai analyzes the everyday lives of labour migrants in a rapidly developing city-state. Using the emirate of Dubai as a case study, it shows that even within highly restrictive mobility regimes, marginalized migrants find ways to cope with structural inequalities and quotidian modes of discrimination. It is one of the few contemporary ethnographic accounts to unpack migrant male working class experiences and compare them to those of their female counterparts, who are often domestic or sex workers. In so doing, this book makes an important contribution to the study of migration within and to the Global South, areas much neglected when compared to research on migration to Europe and North America. Moreover, it informs our understanding of other globalising states and has implications for studies of temporary migrants in other parts of the world. Finally, it raises important social justice issues in the context of restrictive migration regimes and the global neoliberal economy. "-- Provided by publisher.
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