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Downwardly Global : Women, Work, and Citizenship in the Pakistani Diaspora / Lalaie Ameeriar
AuthorAmeeriar, Lalaie In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen Search Wikipedia for Lalaie Ameeriar
PublishedDurham NY : Duke University Press, 2017
Description1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (232 pages))
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsToronto Search Wikipedia for Toronto / Pakistanerin Search Wikipedia for Pakistanerin / Unterprivilegierung Search Wikipedia for Unterprivilegierung / Arbeitslosigkeit Search Wikipedia for Arbeitslosigkeit
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-96534 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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In 'Downwardly Global' Lalaie Ameeriar examines the transnational labor migration of Pakistani women to Toronto. Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering law medicine and education they experience high levels of unemployment and poverty. Rather than addressing this downward mobility as the result of bureaucratic failures in practice their unemployment is treated as a problem of culture and racialized bodily difference. In Toronto a city that prides itself on multicultural inclusion women are subjected to two distinct cultural contexts revealing that integration in Canada represents not the erasure of all differences but the celebration of some differences and the eradication of others. 'Downwardly Global' juxtaposes the experiences of these women