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Autor: J. Ye
ISBN-13: 9781137436153
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Seiten: 193
Sprache: Englisch
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Class Inequality in the Global City

Global Diversities
Migrants, Workers and Cosmopolitanism in Singapore
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In striving to become cosmopolitan, global cities aim to attract highly-skilled workers while relying on a vast underbelly of low-waged, low status migrants. This book tells the story of one such city, revealing how national development produces both aspirations to be cosmopolitan and to improve one's class standing, along with limitations in achieving such aims. Through the analysis of three different groups of workers in Singapore, Ye shows that cosmopolitanism is an exclusive and aspirational construct created through global and national development strategies, transnational migration and individual senses of identity. This dialectic relationship between class and cosmopolitanism is never free from power and is constituted through material and symbolic conditions, struggles and violence. Class is also constituted through 'the self' and lies at the very heart of different constructions of personhood as they intersect with gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality.
In striving to become cosmopolitan, global cities aim to attract highly-skilled workers while relying on a vast underbelly of low-waged, low status migrants. This book tells the story of one such city, revealing how national development produces both aspirations to be cosmopolitan and to improve one's class standing, along with limitations in achieving such aims. Through the analysis of three different groups of workers in Singapore, Ye shows that cosmopolitanism is an exclusive and aspirational construct created through global and national development strategies, transnational migration and individual senses of identity. This dialectic relationship between class and cosmopolitanism is never free from power and is constituted through material and symbolic conditions, struggles and violence. Class is also constituted through 'the self' and lies at the very heart of different constructions of personhood as they intersect with gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality.
Introduction. Globalizing work in Singapore: class, migration and divisions of labour in the city-state 1. Researching inequality in the global city 2. Situating class in Singapore: State development and labour3. Migrating to Singapore: Bangladeshi men 4. Commuting to Singapore: Johorean Malaysians5. Constructing cosmopolitanism in Singapore: Financial professionalsConcluding Reflections

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Autor: J. Ye
ISBN-13 :: 9781137436153
ISBN: 1137436158
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Seiten: 193
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2016
Sonstiges: Ebook