TY - BOOK ID - 21661 TI - City of Strangers AU - Gardner, Andrew M. PY - 2010 SN - 9780801448829 9780801476020 9780801462207 9780801462191 DB - DOAB KW - Anthropology KW - labor KW - labour KW - migration KW - globalization KW - globalisation KW - migrant workers KW - middle east UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:21661 AB - Exploring the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to Bahrain, this study contributes significantly to our understanding of politics and society among the Persian Gulf states and of the migrant labor phenomenon that is an increasingly important aspect of globalization.
"Andrew M. Gardner expertly combines in-depth ethnography with theoretical sophistication in this important look at the complex linkages between labor, migration, globalization, and the structural violence that accompanies the new world economic order. Gardner follows the labyrinthine paths of migrant workers in the Gulf, drawing on powerful qualitative data to complicate existing assumptions about the lives of skilled and unskilled workers in the Middle East's fastest growing region. Beautifully written and compelling, the book sheds light on a population and area of the world that remains understudied despite its rapid emergence onto the global market."—Pardis Mahdavi, Pomona College ER -