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Global Diversities

Migrant Dubai

Low Wage Workers and the Construction of a Global City

Authors: Kathiravelu, Laavanya

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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.

About the authors

Laavanya Kathiravelu is Assistant Professor in the Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also a Fung Fellow at Princeton University, USA, in 2015/16. Her research sits at the intersection of international migration and contemporary diverse cities, especially in the Global South.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Situating Dubai

    Pages 1-27

    Kathiravelu, Laavanya

  • Dubai as Metaphor: Corporate Entity, Global City, Hope and Mirage

    Pages 28-56

    Kathiravelu, Laavanya

  • Migrants and the State: Structures of Violence, Co-ethnic Exploitation and the Transnationalisation of Rights

    Pages 57-93

    Kathiravelu, Laavanya

  • Neoliberal Narratives: Migrant Self-Constructions and the Performance of Empowered Subjectivities

    Pages 94-133

    Kathiravelu, Laavanya

  • The Divided City: Gated Communities, Everyday Mobilities and Public Space

    Pages 134-180

    Kathiravelu, Laavanya

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45018-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45017-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migrant Dubai
Book Subtitle
Low Wage Workers and the Construction of a Global City
Authors
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45018-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137450180
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45017-3
Series ISSN
2662-2580
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 246
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