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.
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The Discontinuities of Philippine Migration. The Making of Migrants. The Professionalization of Entertainment. Performing Migration. The Political Process of Making Migrants.
James A. Tyner is Associate Professor of Geography at Kent State University.