Between Dreams and Ghosts: Indian Migration and Middle Eastern Oil

Date
Dec 1, 2021, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Audience
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Event Description

With this book, Wright demonstrates how migration is deeply informed both by workers' dreams for the future and the ghosts of history, including the enduring legacies of colonial capitalism. As workers navigate bureaucratic hurdles to migration and working conditions in the Gulf, they in turn influence and inform state policies and corporate practices. Placing migrants at the center of global capital rather than its periphery, Wright shows how migrants are not passive bodies at the mercy of abstract forces-and reveals through their experiences a new understanding of contemporary resource extraction, governance, and global labor. 

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Sponsor
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
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