Contract workers from the Philippines make up one of the world's largest movements of temporary labour migrants. Deirdre McKay follows Filipino migrants from one rural community to work sites overseas and then home again. Focusing on the experiences of individuals, McKay interrogates current approaches to globalization, multi-sited research, subjectivity, and the village itself. She shows that rather than weakening village ties, temporary labour migration gives the village a new global dimension created in and through the relationships, imaginations, and faith of its members in its potential as a site for a better future.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Deirdre McKay
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 0253002052
Publication Date: 17 July 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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<p> A luminous, elegant, and well-argued multi-sited ethnographic study. --Martin F. Manalansan IV, author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in theDiaspora--Martin F. Manalansan IV, author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in theDiaspora
A unique and important study that adds a refreshing and necessary reminder that, on the most fundamental level, a village is part of the global world. Nicole Constable, author of Maid to Order in Hong Kong: Stories of Migrant Workers A luminous, elegant, and well-argued multi-sited ethnographic study. Martin F. Manalansan IV, author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora
<p>Deirdre McKay is Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Politics at Keele University.
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