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Title: Economic Globalization and Transnationalizing Labour: Thai Construction workers in Singapore
Authors: KONG LIYUN, MAGDALENE
Keywords: Economic Globalization, Labor Migration, Transnationalization, Social Class
Issue Date: 3-Apr-2008
Source: KONG LIYUN, MAGDALENE (2008-04-03). Economic Globalization and Transnationalizing Labour: Thai Construction workers in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis examines the social and economic position of temporary migrants in the advanced capitalist economy of Singapore. It finds that their structural presence in the Singaporean economy and society is mainly due to specific modes of cooperation between (the Thai and Singaporean) states and (Singaporean) capital. These provide the conditions for the appropriation of sections of the Thai working class to act as a source of b reserve labourb for the Singaporean economy. Beyond the case study, it examines the broader logic of regional and global migrations of workers and their relationship to the procuring nation-state, and the various relations of domination/ subordination to which they enter. It suggests that contemporary neo-liberal economic globalization is transforming the social relations of production. It further argues that a working class with transnational features is emerging and that this is significant in terms of some of the requirements of some advanced capitalist societies.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13276
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