Title

Class, identity, and insecurity: Bangladeshi temporary migrants in the United Arab Emirates

Source of Publication

Current Sociology

Abstract

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. The main task of this article is to link the issue of the identity of migrants to the human security of migrants with temporary labor status. This article explores not only the politico-economic circumstances of temporary labor migration amid conditions of insecurity, vulnerability, and precarity, and its social and cultural underpinnings, which are mediated by migrants’ class position, but also the consequences on temporary migrants’ identities. The temporary migrant workers from Bangladesh in the Gulf Coordinating Council (GCC) countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) belong to multiple spaces yet their families and homes are foremost anchors in their narratives of belonging. The space most temporary migrant workers occupy is glocal with a specific focus on geography as well as the community. The article addresses the class-based identity and human security of the temporary Bangladeshi migrants in the UAE.

Document Type

Article

First Page

257

Last Page

272

Publication Date

3-1-2018

DOI

10.1177/0011392117736310

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Habibul Haque Khondker, Zayed University

Share

COinS