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dc.contributor.authorKathiravelu, Laavanyaen_US
dc.contributor.editorBoero, Natalieen_US
dc.contributor.editorMason, Katherineen_US
dc.identifier.citationKathiravelu, L. (2020). Bodies that don’t matter, but labor that does : the low-wage male migrant in Singapore and Dubai . In N. Boero, & K. Mason (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment (pp. 345-360). doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190842475.013.26en_US
dc.description.abstractSingapore and Dubai are hypermodern city-states that host large temporary migrant populations. The majority of this group is composed of low-wage workers, migrant men from India who labor under conditions of structural inequality and extreme precarity. While there is a growing literature that discusses the issues of debt bondage and unfair conditions of employment that these men face, there is far less interrogation of the everyday and embodied forms of discrimination they encounter. In taking a deeply embodied and ethnographic approach to understanding the experiences of low-wage migrant male workers in these two metropolises, this chapter demonstrates how they are subject to multiple tropes that, in totality, seek to marginalize and devalue their work and the more intangible “learning” of the city that they undertake as part of the migration trajectory. As a result, despite extended periods of sojourn, they are never fully incorporated into the urban.en_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.rights© 2021 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. This book is made available with permission of Oxford University Press.en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleBodies that don’t matter, but labor that does : the low-wage male migrant in Singapore and Dubaien_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofbookThe Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsMigrant Laboren_US
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