Class, identity, and insecurity: Bangladeshi temporary migrants in the United Arab Emirates
Source of Publication
© 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.
SAGE Publications Ltd
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bangladeshi migrants, class, identity, UAE
Khondker, Habibul Haque, "Class, identity, and insecurity: Bangladeshi temporary migrants in the United Arab Emirates" (2018). All Works. 932.
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