Migrant Dubai

Low Wage Workers and the Construction of a Global City

  • Laavanya Kathiravelu

Part of the Global Diversities book series (GLODIV)

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About this book


This book analyzes the everyday lives of labour migrants in a rapidly developing city-state. Using the emirate of Dubai as a case study, Migrant Dubai shows that even within highly restrictive mobility regimes, marginalized migrants find ways to cope with structural inequalities and quotidian modes of discrimination.


Migration migrant labour urban Middle East South Asia inequality global city Gulf Dubai neoliberalism migration mobility Nation Transnational violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Laavanya Kathiravelu
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56671-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45018-0
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