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Author Kathiravelu, Laavanya, 1980-
Title Migrant Dubai : low wage workers and the construction of a global city / Laavanya Kathiravelu
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  HD8666.Z8 D8353 2015    AVAILABLE    30560400456924
Descript x, 246 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Global diversities
Global diversities
Note "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
1. Introduction: Situating Dubai --2. Dubai as Metaphor: Corporate Entity, Global City, Hope and Mirage -- 3. Migrants and the State: Structures of violence, co-ethnic exploitation and the transnationalisation of rights -- 4. Neoliberal Narratives: Migrant self-constructions and the performance of empowered subjectivities -- 5. The Divided City: Gated communities, everyday mobilities and public space -- 6. Social Networks: Informal solidarities and an ethic of "care" -- 7. Conclusion
Subject 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 aspects
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies. bisacsh
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