Marketing Dreams Manufacturing Heroes

Author: Anna Romina Guevarra
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813548292
Format: PDF
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In a globalized economy that is heavily sustained by the labor of immigrants, why are certain nations defined as "ideal" labor resources and why do certain groups dominate a particular labor force? The Philippines has emerged as a lucrative source of labor for countries around the world. In Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes Anna Romina Guevarra focuses on the Philippines—which views itself as the "home of the great Filipino worker"—and the multilevel brokering process that manages and sends workers worldwide. She unravels the transnational production of Filipinos as ideal migrant workers by the state and explores how race, color, class, and gender operate. The experience of Filipino nurses and domestic workers—two of the country's prized exports—is at the core of the research, which utilizes interviews with employees at labor brokering agencies, state officials from governmental organizations in the Philippines, and nurses working in the United States. Guevarra's multisited ethnography reveals the disciplinary power that state and employment agencies exercise over care workers—managing migration and garnering wages—to govern social conduct, and brings this isolated yet widespread social problem to life.

Migration gerecht gestalten

Author: Bertelsmann Stiftung
Publisher: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung
ISBN: 3867936897
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wurde Migration früher meist als zusätzliche Bürde für Entwicklungsländer aufgefasst, rücken jetzt stärker ihre Potenziale für Entwicklung in den Blick. Dieser Paradigmenwechsel kann nur erfolgreich sein, wenn er auf allen politischen Handlungsebenen vollzogen und dabei die Perspektive erweitert wird: von den Interessen der Einwanderungsländer auf die der Migranten und der Auswanderungsländer. Der dreifache Nutzen in der Migrationspolitik ist eine Herausforderung, zu der sich viele Fragen stellen: Wie weit lassen sich Migrationsströme überhaupt kontrollieren bzw. steuern? Welche Rolle spielt dabei der "Markt" und welche der Staat? Wie lässt sich wirtschaftliche Prosperität mit sozialem Zusammenhalt in Einklang bringen? Die Bertelsmann Stiftung hat im Rahmen des Reinhard Mohn Preises 2015 eine weltweite Recherche hierzu durchgeführt. Diese Publikation skizziert die aktuellen Trends und Herausforderungen für die Migrationspolitik der Zukunft sowie den Diskussionsstand zur Triple-Win-Perspektive. Untersucht werden gute Praxisbeispiele verschiedener Länder und Organisationen, die Aspekte fairer Migrationsgestaltung veranschaulichen. Schließlich werden Impulse für neue Ansätze und Empfehlungen für eine effektive und faire Migrationspolitik gegeben. Dieses Kompendium guter Praxis will Verantwortliche in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft unterstützen, den potenziellen Dreifachnutzen von Migration durch kohärente Strategien und internationale Zusammenarbeit zu verwirklichen.

Ethnographies of U S Empire

Author: Carole McGranahan
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 1478002085
Format: PDF
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How do we live in and with empire? The contributors to Ethnographies of U.S. Empire pursue this question by examining empire as an unequally shared present. Here empire stands as an entrenched, if often invisible, part of everyday life central to making and remaking a world in which it is too often presented as an aberration rather than as a structuring condition. This volume presents scholarship from across U.S. imperial formations: settler colonialism, overseas territories, communities impacted by U.S. military action or political intervention, Cold War alliances and fissures, and, most recently, new forms of U.S. empire after 9/11. From the Mohawk Nation, Korea, and the Philippines to Iraq and the hills of New Jersey, the contributors show how a methodological and theoretical commitment to ethnography sharpens all of our understandings of the novel and timeworn ways people live, thrive, and resist in the imperial present. Contributors: Kevin K. Birth, Joe Bryan, John F. Collins, Jean Dennison, Erin Fitz-Henry, Adriana María Garriga-López, Olívia Maria Gomes da Cunha, Matthew Gutmann, Ju Hui Judy Han, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Eleana Kim, Heonik Kwon, Soo Ah Kwon, Darryl Li, Catherine Lutz, Sunaina Maira, Carole McGranahan, Sean T. Mitchell, Jan M. Padios, Melissa Rosario, Audra Simpson, Ann Laura Stoler, Fa’anofo Lisaclaire Uperesa, David Vine

Asian Migrations

Author: Tony Fielding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317952081
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This textbook describes and explains the complex reality of contemporary internal and international migrations in East Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach; Tony Fielding combines theoretical debate and detailed empirical analysis to provide students with an understanding of the causes and consequences of the many types of contemporary migration flows in the region. Key features of Asian Migrations: Comprehensive coverage of all forms of migration including labour migration, student migration, marriage migration, displacement and human trafficking Text boxes containing key concepts and theories More than 30 maps and diagrams Equal attention devoted to broad structures (e.g. political economy) and individual agency (e.g. migration behaviours) Emphasis on the conceptual and empirical connections between internal and international migrations Exploration of the policy implications of the trends and processes discussed Written by an experienced scholar and teacher of migration studies, this is an essential text for courses on East Asian migrations and mobility and important reading for courses on international migration and Asian societies more generally.

The Work of Mothering

Author: Harrod J Suarez
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252050045
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Women make up a majority of the Filipino workforce laboring overseas. Their frequent employment in nurturing, maternal jobs--nanny, maid, caretaker, nurse--has found expression in a significant but understudied body of Filipino and Filipino American literature and cinema. Harrod J. Suarez's innovative readings of this cultural production explores issues of diaspora, gender, and labor. He details the ways literature and cinema play critical roles in encountering, addressing, and problematizing what we think we know about overseas Filipina workers. Though often seen as compliant subjects, the Filipina mother can also destabilize knowledge production that serves the interests of global empire, capitalism, and Philippine nationalism. Suarez examines canonical writers like Nick Joaquín, Carlos Bulosan, and Jessica Hagedorn to explore this disruption and understand the maternal specificity of the construction of overseas Filipina workers. The result is readings that develop new ways of thinking through diasporic maternal labor that engages with the sociological imaginary.

Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity

Author: Joshua Barker
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN:
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This book is an innovative ethnographic work aimed at students and others interested in contemporary Southeast Asia. Its made up of short essays, or portraits, of figures that populate the social and cultural world of contemporary Southeast Asia, figure

Legion of Super Heroes Vol 2 Death of a Dream

Author: Stuart Moore
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401279554
Format: PDF
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A new volume collecting LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7-13! As the team suffers infighting, the dream of a United Planets dissolves into hopelessness. Only a brawl between the Legion and the agents of Terror Firma can halt the coming invasion - but it's not without a great sacrifice!

Secondhand Zeit

Author: Swetlana Alexijewitsch
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446244123
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Der Kalte Krieg ist seit über zwanzig Jahren vorbei, doch das postsowjetische Russland sucht noch immer nach einer neuen Identität. Während man im Westen nach wie vor von der Gorbatschow-Zeit schwärmt, will man sie in Russland am liebsten vergessen. Inzwischen gilt Stalin dort vielen, auch unter den Jüngeren, wieder als großer Staatsmann, wie überhaupt die sozialistische Vergangenheit immer öfter nostalgisch verklärt wird. Für Swetlana Alexijewitsch leben die Russen gleichsam in einer Zeit des "secondhand", der gebrauchten Ideen und Worte. Wie ein vielstimmiger Chor erzählen die Menschen in ihrem neuen Buch von der radikalen gesellschaftlichen Umwälzung in den zurückliegenden Jahren.

Sociology of Work

Author: Vicki Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This encyclopedia discusses the simple act of going to work every day and examines why it is an integral part of all societies across the globe. Covers curricular subjects that addresses why we work, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health.