Title

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

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Habibul Haque Khondker, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Current Sociology

Publication Date

3-1-2018

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.

ISSN

0011-3921

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Volume

66

Issue

2

First Page

257

Last Page

272

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Bangladeshi migrants, class, identity, UAE

Scopus ID

85042098729

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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