Made in the Philippines

By James A. Tyner

© 2003 – Routledge

176 pages

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Hardback: 9780415700153
pub: 2003-12-17
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About the Book

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.

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

The Pacific Rim is the world's most dynamic region. The rate of political, social, economic and cultural change is considerable. This series focuses on the issues of environmental change, urban transformation, culture and local and regional restructuring. It incorporates the best of contemporary research to provide a range of volumes that examine the key developments taking place in the region.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General