Downwardly Global: Women, Work, and Citizenship in the Pakistani Diaspora by Lalaie Ameeriar
English | Mar. 10, 2017 | ISBN: 0822363011 | 225 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
In Downwardly Global Lalaie Ameeriar examines the transnational labor migration of Pakistani women to Toronto. Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering, law, medicine, and education, they experience high levels of unemployment and poverty. Rather than addressing this downward mobility as the result of bureaucratic failures, in practice their unemployment is treated as a problem of culture and racialized bodily difference.