Migrants for export : how the Philippine state brokers labor to the world / Robyn Magalit Rodriguez.

"Migrant workers from the Philippines are ubiquitous to global capitalism, with nearly 10 percent of the population employed in almost two hundred countries. In a visit to the United States in 2003, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo even referred to herself as not only the head of st...

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Main Author: Rodriguez, Robyn Magalit
Format: eBook
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : neoliberalism and the Philippine labor brokerage state
  • The emergence of labor brokerage : U.S. colonial legacies in the Philippines
  • A global enterprise of labor : mobilizing migrants for export
  • Able minds, able hands : marketing Philippine workers
  • New national heroes : patriotism and citizenship reconfigured
  • The Philippine domestic : gendered labor, family, and the nation-state
  • Migrant workers' rights? Regulating remittances and repatriation
  • Conclusion : the globalization of the labor brokerage state.