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Asia in Transition

International Labour Migration in the Middle East and Asia

Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion

Editors: Kwen Fee, Lian, Hosoda, Naomi, Ishii, Masako (Eds.)

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  • Covers migration issues in the Middle East and Asia
  • Examines migration from the perspectives of inclusion and exclusion 
  • Highlights current research in Arab Gulf states, and examines multiculturalism in Asia 
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The discourse on migration outcomes in the West has largely been dominated by issues of integration, but it is more relevant to view immigration in non-Western societies in relation to practices of exclusion and inclusion. Exclusion refers to a situation in which individuals and groups are usually denied access to the goods, services, activities and resources associated with citizenship. However, this approach has been criticised in relation to gender issues, which are very relevant to the situation of migrants. The authors in this volume address this criticism. Furthermore, when framed within a North–South discourse, it may be potentially ethnocentric to assume that the experience of exclusion is cross-culturally uniform. Indeed, work on migration issues has invariably been conducted within such a discourse. The contributors go beyond this binary discourse of ‘exclusion versus inclusion’ which has dominated migration research. They examine the situation of migrants in the Middle East and Asia as one that encompasses both exclusion and inclusion, addressing related concepts of empowerment, ethnocracy, the feminisation of migration and gendered geographies of power, liberal constraint and multiculturalism, individual agency, migrant-friendly discourses, spaces of emancipation and spaces of insecurity. The book highlights current research in the Arab Gulf states, and examines multiculturalism in Asia more broadly. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in international labour migration studies in the Middle East and Asia. 

About the authors

Lian Kwen Fee is a professor of sociology at the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. His research interests include race and ethnicity, migration and multiculturalism. His two most recent books are Multiculturalism, migration, and the politics of identity in Singapore and International migration in Southeast Asia (eds).  
Naomi Hosoda is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. Her main research interest is anthropological studies on Filipino migration, with a focus on cultural normality, family, transnational community, education, and citizenship in Asia and the Middle East. 
Masako Ishii is a professor at the College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University, Japan. Her main research interest examines area studies of Muslim society in the Philippines focusing on gender, migration, armed conflict and the peace process. 

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Migrants in the Middle East and Asia

    Pages 1-11

    Lian, Kwen Fee (et al.)

  • Ethnocracy in the Arab Gulf States: Oil Rent, Migrants and Authoritarian Regimes

    Pages 13-35

    Matsuo, Masaki

  • Empowerment of Migrant Domestic Workers: Muslim Filipinas in the United Arab Emirates

    Pages 37-54

    Ishii, Masako

  • The Complexities of Social Inclusion and Exclusion Among Intermarried Filipino Migrant Workers in the United Arab Emirates

    Pages 55-73

    Watanabe, Akiko

  • ‘This is our home, but we cannot stay here forever’: Second-Generation Asian Youths in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates

    Pages 75-95

    Hosoda, Naomi (et al.)

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 52,74 €
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  • à paraître: 12 octobre 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6898-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Labour Migration in the Middle East and Asia
Book Subtitle
Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion
Editors
  • Lian Kwen Fee
  • Naomi Hosoda
  • Masako Ishii
Series Title
Asia in Transition
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6899-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6899-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6898-1
Series ISSN
2364-8252
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 204
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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