Made in the Philippines

1st Edition

James A. Tyner

Published December 18, 2003
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780415700153 - CAT# RU28317
Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

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The Philippines is the world's largest exporter of temporary contract labor with a huge 800,000 workers a year being deployed on either six month or two year contracts. This labor migration is highly regulated by the government, private, and non-governmental/non-private organizations. Tyner argues that migrants are socially constructed, or 'made' by these parties and that migrants in turn become political resources. Employing a post-structural feminist perspective Tyner questions the very ontology of migration.

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