Labour in the Levant
NLR 45, May-June 2007, pp. 27-47in
Subjects: Anthropology, Work under Modern Capitalism, Syria
Against celebrations of the messianic potential of migrant labour, John Chalcraft presents the case of Syrian workers in Lebanon, where porous borders and hybrid identities serve to reproduce exploitative conditions. What motivations and aspirations underpin migration—and what routes might lead out of commodification’s web?Read this article or download a PDF file
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