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Antropologicheskij forum, 2016, no. 28

 

A Review of MEHRAN KAMRAVA, ZAHRA BABAR (eds.), MIGRANT LABOR IN THE PERSIAN GULF. London: Hurst & Company, 2012, 238 pp.

Nikolay Steblin-Kamenskiy

European University at St Petersburg
3 Gagarinskaya Str., St Petersburg, Russia
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences
3 Universitetskaya Emb., St Petersburg, Russia
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Abstract: In some Persian Gulf countries, expatriate workers make up as much as eighty-five to ninety percent of the population; nevertheless they remain almost invisible to the outside world. The contributors of this book pay attention to the views of expatriate workers themselves, and that helps them to challenge some of the established approaches to labour migration. Original and empirically grounded research, as well as thoughtful use of terminology, is the major advantage of this book.

Keywords: labour migration, anthropology of migration, Persian gulf.

To cite: Steblin-Kamenskiy N., 'A Review of Mehran Kamrava, Zahra Babar (eds.), Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf. London: Hurst & Company, 2012, 238 pp.', Antropologicheskij forum, 2016, no. 28, pp. 340–346.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/028/steblin-kamensky.pdf