International Seafarers and Transnationalism in the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)

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    Professor Helen Sampson is the Director of the Seafarers International Research Centre based within the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK.

    This ethnographic account of seafarers considers issues of transnationalism in the twenty-first century and discusses the detailed life experiences of migrant workers in this context. It argues for a consideration of the social space available to transnational migrant workers and suggests that the transnational experiences of migrants may be more likely to involve exclusion and alienation than an expansion of social space as a result of bi-location in more than one community.

    Based upon original qualitative research in three different settings, the book, which sold out in hardback in record time, draws upon voyages undertaken by the author on five different working cargo ships. It describes the situation of seafarers from Cape Verde and Ghana searching for work in northern Germany and considers the perspectives of women married to Indian seafarers resident in Goa and Mumbai.

    This highly readable book will be of interest to readers from a variety of disciplines who are interested in ethnography, particularly in the fields of social sciences and humanities who are interested in issues of migration, transnationalism, work, the shipping industry and globalisation. It will also appeal to individuals with a connection to, or an interest in, the merchant navy.

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    ISBN 9780719088681
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 172
    Publisher Date 2013-04-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Manchester Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Series Name New Ethnographies
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Sampson, Helen
    Country of Origin United States

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