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Leaving the land: indigenous migration and affective labour in India
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. , p. 155
Keywords [en]
migration, ursprungsfolk, Indien
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Social and Economic Geography
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199656DOI: 10.1017/9781108637817ISBN: 9781108494427 (print)ISBN: 9781108637817 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-199656DiVA, id: diva2:1619365
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Swedish Research CouncilAvailable from: 2021-12-13 Created: 2021-12-13 Last updated: 2023-11-24Bibliographically approved

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