The Resource City of strangers : Gulf migration and the Indian community in Bahrain, Andrew M. Gardner., (ebook)

City of strangers : Gulf migration and the Indian community in Bahrain, Andrew M. Gardner., (ebook)

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City of strangers : Gulf migration and the Indian community in Bahrain
Title
City of strangers
Title remainder
Gulf migration and the Indian community in Bahrain
Statement of responsibility
Andrew M. Gardner.
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Language
eng
Summary
In City of Strangers, Andrew M. Gardner explores the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Like all the petroleum-rich states of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain hosts an extraordinarily large population of transmigrant laborers. Guest workers, who make up nearly half of the country's population, have long labored under a sponsorship system, the kafala, that organizes the flow of migrants from South Asia to the Gulf states and contractually links each laborer to a specific citizen or institution. In order to remain in Bahrain, the worker is almost entirely dependent on his sponsor's goodwill. The nature of this relationship, Gardner contends, often leads to exploitation and sometimes violence. Through extensive observation and interviews Gardner focuses on three groups in Bahrain: the unskilled Indian laborers who make up the most substantial portion of the foreign workforce on the island; the country's entrepreneurial and professional Indian middle class; and Bahraini state and citizenry. He contends that the social segregation and structural violence produced by Bahrain's kafala system result from a strategic arrangement by which the state insulates citizens from the global and neoliberal flows that, paradoxically, are central to the nation's intended path to the future. City of Strangers contributes significantly to our understanding of politics and society among the states of the Arabian Peninsula and of the migrant labor phenomenon that is an increasingly important aspect of globalization
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1969-
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Gardner, Andrew
Dewey number
331.62/5405365
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Foreign workers, East Indian
  • East Indians
  • Foreign workers, East Indian
  • East Indians
  • Ethnology
  • Electronic books
  • India
  • Bahrain
  • Bahrain
Target audience
adult
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City of strangers : Gulf migration and the Indian community in Bahrain, Andrew M. Gardner., (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801462191
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12427093
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remote
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MWT12427093
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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City of strangers : Gulf migration and the Indian community in Bahrain, Andrew M. Gardner., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801462191
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12427093
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12427093
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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