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Made in the Philippines

By James A. Tyner

Routledge – 2003 – 176 pages

Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

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    978-0-415-70015-3
    December 17th 2003

Description

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.

Author Bio

James A. Tyner is Associate Professor of Geography at Kent State University.

Name: Made in the Philippines (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By James A. Tyner. 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...
Categories: Population Geography, Migration & Diaspora, Gender Politics