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Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World (Hardback)
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Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 18/03/2010
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Migrant workers from the Philippines are ubiquitous to global capitalism, with nearly 10 percent of the population employed in almost two hundred countries. In a visit to the United States in 2003, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo even referred to herself as not only the head of state but also \u201cthe CEO of a global Philippine enterprise of eight million Filipinos who live and work abroad.\u201d Robyn Magalit Rodriguez investigates how and why the Philippine government transformed itself into what she calls a labor brokerage state, which actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migrant work abroad. Filipino men and women fill a range of jobs around the globe, including domestic work, construction, and engineering, and they have even worked in the Middle East to support U.S. military operations. At the same time, the state redefines nationalism to normalize its citizens to migration while fostering their ties to the Philippines. Those who leave the country to work and send their wages to their families at home are treated as new national heroes. Drawing on ethnographic research of the Philippine government\u2019s migration bureaucracy, interviews, and archival work, Rodriguez presents a new analysis of neoliberal globalization and its consequences for nation-state formation.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816665273
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm

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