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The Bare Life of Thai Migrant Workmen in Singapore by Pattana Kitiarsa
  

The Bare Life of Thai Migrant Workmen in Singapore

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The Bare Life of Thai Migrant Workmen in Singapore by Pattana Kitiarsa

Transnational labor migration often begins with the dream of securing a more stable and prosperous future, a chance to survive. This book reveals some of the complex phenomena and processes that operate in the lives and dreams of Thai male migrant workers living abroad, whose life experiences are overwhelmingly dominated by stress and suffering and diminished gendered roles. Stripped bare of the powerful sociocultural, economic, and legal processes that govern their existence at home, these men must re-craft their gendered selfhoods, identities, and sensibilities.

Reviews

Commendable for [its] analyses of the multifaceted aspects of migrant workers
lived realities. Particularly impressive is Pattana

's effort to broach and present the deeply sensitive topic of workers'
sexual lives

...Pattana's strengths as an ethnographer are clearly demonstrated in this volume through his empathy for the workers and his sensitivity to their rural, working class origins. -- Ong Yanchun * New Mandala *


About the Author

Pattana Kitiarsa was assistant professor of Southeast Asian studies at the National University of Singapore.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st April 2014

Author

Pattana Kitiarsa

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Publisher

Silkworm Books an imprint of Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP

Format

Paperback
198 pages

Categories

Sociology: work & labour
Migration, immigration & emigration

ISBN

9786162150753

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