(Re)Negotiating Intimacy in Labor Migration Contexts Women Migrant Workers in Beirut

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dc.contributor.author Alaedine, Rola
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-22T09:34:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-22T09:34:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-12-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13749
dc.description.abstract Migration studies generally tend to sideline the personal and the intimate in migrants’ trajectories. Analyses of labor migration are largely flawed by a focus on economic necessity and accounts on labor migrants are overly structural. In the context of Lebanon, academic publications and grey literature have portrayed women migrant workers as helpless victims of the inherently abusive sponsorship system, Kafala. The infamous Kafala and the abuse of women migrant workers are well documented but the trends of female agency countering the hardships of this particular migration have yet to be investigated. Motivated by a concern for social struggles taking place at the seemingly weakest intersection of race, gender, class, and immigration status, and seeking to steer away from the traditional paradigms, this research investigates the personal trajectories of women migrant workers in Lebanon with a focus on their ‘romantic’ intimate lives. It examines the interplay between global and local processes, public and private spheres, and the ‘free visa’ system, to identify how ‘freelance’ women migrant workers navigate the labor migration process and how this process becomes consequential in accounts of the intimate. As it seeks to understand how women migrant workers (re-)negotiate romantic intimacy and what intimacy-related patterns arise in contexts of high-structural violence, the research follows a multiple-case study design based on the country of origin. It adopts the framework of labor migration-specific intimacy field and national-belonging field and examines the role of gender capital. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Migrant labor -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Women foreign workers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Lebanon -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title (Re)Negotiating Intimacy in Labor Migration Contexts Women Migrant Workers in Beirut en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Migration Studies en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201806872 en_US
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.commembers Sawaf, Zina
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (viii, 125 p.) en_US
dc.author.advisor Tabar, Paul
dc.keywords Labor migration en_US
dc.keywords Women migrant workers en_US
dc.keywords ‘Free visa’ system en_US
dc.keywords Labor migration-specific intimacy field en_US
dc.keywords National-belonging field en_US
dc.keywords Gender capital en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 116-125). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.177
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.177
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.178
dc.author.email rola.alaedine@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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