Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces by Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

By Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

This quantity explores how migration is enjoying a valuable function within the renewing and remodeling of city areas within the quickly transforming into and swiftly altering towns of Asia. Migration traits in Asia entered a brand new part within the Nineteen Nineties following the tip of the chilly warfare which marked the arrival of a renewed section of globalization. towns became centrally implicated in globalization approaches and, for this reason, became gadgets and websites of extreme study.

The members to this publication think of the impression and value of migration with a specific specialise in the contested areas which are rising in city contexts and the industrial, social, non secular and cultural domain names with which they intersect. in addition they examines the jobs and results of alternative kinds of migration within the cauldron of city switch, from low-skilled household migrants who preserve a detailed engagement with their rural houses, to hugely skilled/professional transnational migrants, to felony and unlawful overseas migrants who arrive with the wish of remodeling their livelihoods.

Providing a mosaic of insights into the hyperlinks among migration, marginalization and contestation in Asia’s city contexts, Asian towns, Migrant exertions and Contested Spaces should be of curiosity to scholars and students of Asian experiences, migration reviews, city experiences and human geography.

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G. (1989) ‘Urbanisasi or kotadesasi? Evolving patterns of urbanization in Asia’, in Frank J. Costa, Ashok K. C. Ma and Allen G. Noble (eds) Urbanization in Asia: spatial dimensions and policy issues, 93–108, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.. G. McGee (eds) The Extended Metropolis: Settlement Transition in Asia, 3–25, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. —— (2003) ‘Distinctive urbanization in the peri-urban regions of East and Southeast Asia: (1) renewing the debate’, paper presented at the 7th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association, September 2003, Hanoi.

He demonstrates that even though rural migrants have become indispensable to the functioning of the urban economy, they are variously excluded on the basis of their rural hukou origin, which bars them from enjoying full urban citizenship rights. Marginalization is, therefore, part of the urban reality for this significant – economically, politically and numerically – group. The chapter interprets this reality by linking marginalization to exclusion from urban residency rights and by reference to the notion of the regime of urban accumulation.

Findlay 2001: 126) Introduction Distance and national borders that once acted as a deterrent to migrants have been moderated to a much reduced level as national barriers are now mitigated by the impacts of globalization, and distance by increasingly advanced transport technology. Globalization and more advanced communications technologies have facilitated freer flows of capital, goods and services; they have made transfer of and access to labour easier at source (Cohen 1995). International market demand for various categories of labour has motivated migration flows, both legal and illegal, in different directions across national boundaries and even continents.

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