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MODERN SOUTH ASIA SERIES

The Migration-Development Regime

How Class Shapes Indian Emigration

Rina Agarwala

The Migration-Development Regime

MODERN SOUTH ASIA SERIES

The Migration-Development Regime

How Class Shapes Indian Emigration

MODERN SOUTH ASIA SERIES: The Migration-Development Regime

 

In The Migration-Development Regime, Rina Agarwala seeks to understand how international migration is affecting sending countries and migrants themselves. Specifically, she examines the case of India, the world's largest emigrant exporter and the world's largest remittance receiver.


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Beschrijving MODERN SOUTH ASIA SERIES: The Migration-Development Regime

A sweeping history of how India has used its poor and elite emigrants to further Indian development and how Indian emigrants have reacted, resisted, and re-shaped India's development in response.

How can states and migrants themselves explain the causes and effects of global migration? The Migration-Development Regime introduces a novel analytical framework to help answer this question in India, the world's largest emigrant exporter and the world's largest remittance-receiving country. Drawing on an archival analysis of Indian government documents, an original data base of Indian migrants' transnational organizations, and over 200 interviews with poor and elite Indian
emigrants, recruiters, and government officials, this book exposes the vital role the Indian state (from the colonial era to the present day) has long played in forging and legitimizing class inequalities within India through the management of international emigration. It also exposes how poor and elite emigrants have
differentially resisted and re-shaped state emigration practices over time. By taking a long and class-based view, this book recasts contemporary migration not simply as a problematic function of neoliberalism or as a development panacea for sending countries, but as a dynamic historical process that sending states and migrants have long used to shape local development. In doing so, it re-defines the primary problems of global migration, exposes the material and ideological impact that
migration has on sending state development, and isolates what is truly novel about contemporary migration.


ISBN
9780197586396
Pagina's
296
Verschijnt
Serie
MODERN SOUTH ASIA SERIES
NUR
741
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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