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Japan, labour migration and the global order of difference

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Abstract


  • In this chapter, I will situate Japan in the global flows of labour migration.

    While the focus will largely be on migration patterns in recent decades,

    it will first be necessary to review earlier patterns of mobility which have

    had a role in shaping current routes and modes of migration. I use two

    concepts to frame my discussion: Foucault's concept of "biopower" and an

    adaptation of Connell's concept of the "global gender order", which I will

    reframe as "the global order of difference".

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. (2013). Japan, labour migration and the global order of difference. In D. Hoerder & A. Kaur (Eds.), Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries (pp. 293-315). Leiden: Brill.

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Book Title


  • Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Start Page


  • 293

End Page


  • 315

Abstract


  • In this chapter, I will situate Japan in the global flows of labour migration.

    While the focus will largely be on migration patterns in recent decades,

    it will first be necessary to review earlier patterns of mobility which have

    had a role in shaping current routes and modes of migration. I use two

    concepts to frame my discussion: Foucault's concept of "biopower" and an

    adaptation of Connell's concept of the "global gender order", which I will

    reframe as "the global order of difference".

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. (2013). Japan, labour migration and the global order of difference. In D. Hoerder & A. Kaur (Eds.), Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries (pp. 293-315). Leiden: Brill.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1663&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/658

Book Title


  • Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Start Page


  • 293

End Page


  • 315