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The Migration Industry in Asia

Brokerage, Gender and Precarity

Editors: Baas, Michiel (Ed.)

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  • Examines the emergence, commercialization and regulation of the migration industry in Asia
  • Highlights the increasing co-dependence on, entanglement of and overlap between migrants, the industry and the state
  • Considers how the State actively contributes to formalizing the industry’s role in migration trajectories
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About this book

This pivot considers the emergence and functioning of the migration industry and commercialization of migration pathways in Asia. Grounded in extensive fieldwork and building on empirical data gathered through interactions and interviews with brokers, agents and other facilitators of migration, it examines the increasing co-dependence on, entanglement of and overlap between migrants, industry and state. It considers how for low-skilled migrants, migration is often not even possible without the involvement of the industry. As the opportunity to migrate has opened up to an ever-widening group of potential migrants, receiving nations have fine-tuned their migration infrastructure and programs to facilitate the inflow (and timely outflow) of the migrants it deems desirable. The migration industry plays an active role as mediator between migrants’ desires and states' requirements. This pivot focuses on what unites sending and receiving sides of migration, going beyond presupposed established networks, and offering a clear conceptualization of the contemporary migration industry in Asia.

About the authors

Michiel Baas is a Research Fellow with the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. Most of his work centers on questions related to India, in particular with reference to the topics of migration, mobility and transnationalism.  

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Brokerage, Gender and Precarity in Asia’s Migration Industry

    Pages 1-10

    Baas, Michiel

  • Precarity, Migration and Brokerage in Indonesia: Insights from Ethnographic Research in Indramayu

    Pages 11-31

    Azis, Avyanthi (et al.)

  • Brokered (Il)legality: Co-producing the Status of Migrants from Myanmar to Thailand

    Pages 33-58

    Balčaitė, Indrė

  • Understanding the Cost of Migration: Facilitating Migration from India to Singapore and the Middle East

    Pages 59-75

    Baas, Michiel

  • Unauthorized Recruitment of Migrant Domestic Workers from India to the Middle East: Interest Conflicts, Patriarchal Nationalism and State Policy

    Pages 77-107

    Kodoth, Praveena

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9694-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: January 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9693-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Migration Industry in Asia
Book Subtitle
Brokerage, Gender and Precarity
Editors
  • Michiel Baas
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9694-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9694-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9693-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 136
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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