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Labour in the Levant

Chalcraft, John (2007) Labour in the Levant. New Left Review, 45. pp. 27-47. ISSN 0028-6060

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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?

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Additional Information: © 2007 New Left Review
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Sets: Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2008 10:49
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2012 13:58

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