Ambivalent Anxieties of the South Asian-Gulf Arab Labor Exchange

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Ambivalent Anxieties of the South Asian-Gulf Arab Labor Exchange

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dc.contributor.author Willoughby, John
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-18T16:16:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-18T16:16:29Z
dc.date.created 2005-03
dc.date.issued 2005-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/4958
dc.description Working Paper No. 2005-02. 41 pages. en
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on one unique feature of rapid social and economic transformation of the Arabian Gulf region: its unusually heavy reliance on expatriate labor from South Asia. While concentrating on issues affecting the whole region, this essay presents more specific information on two of the regions most heavily implicated in this labor exchange: the emirates of Sharjah and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and the state of Kerala in South India. Despite worries amongst Arabs about the loss of national self-sufficiency and despite understandable complaints of labor exploitation from South Asians, the ambivalent anxieties unleashed by the intensive utilization of South Asian labor in the Gulf are likely to be a permanent political economic product of the labor networks, remittances and capital flows emanating from a still emerging Arabian Sea economy. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Economics, American University en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Economics, American University en
dc.subject.other Migration en
dc.subject.other Gulf en
dc.subject.other South Asia en
dc.title Ambivalent Anxieties of the South Asian-Gulf Arab Labor Exchange en
dc.type Working Paper en


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