Leaving the Land (Innbundet)

Indigenous Migration and Affective Labour in India

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2019
Antall sider: 164
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781108494427
Kategori: Kulturhistorie
Omtale Leaving the Land
During the last decade, indigenous youth from Northeast India have migrated in large numbers to the main cities of metropolitan India to find work and study. This migration is facilitated by new work opportunities in the hospitality sector, mainly as service personnel in luxury hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and airlines. Prolonged armed conflicts, militarization, a stagnant economy, corrupt and ineffective governance structures, and the harsh conditions of subsistence agriculture in their home villages or small towns impel the youth to seek future prospects outside their home region. English language skills, a general cosmopolitan outlook as well as a non-Indian physical appearance have proven to be key assets in securing work within the new hospitality industry. Leaving the Land traces the migratory journeys of these youths and engage with their new lives in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram.

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