Permanently temporary: The paradox structuring immigrants’ lives in the Gulf-States
The lecture will unpack the theories of migration from its emergence up until the current decade. It will be looking at both classical laws of migration and also diving into the discourse of translocal and transnationalism and what it entails for the world we live in today. Furthermore, a brief history of urbanization of the Sultanate of Oman (taken as a case study) and the Gulf States will follow, giving an outlook on the unique land and housing policies that developed over the last four decades in the country. Moving on to looking at various case studies in order to unpack the social and spatial effects of foreign work force, with a special focus on low-skilled immigrants from Bangladesh.
The lecture will be followed by a discussion round with questions such as: What social and spatial patterns can be unveiled from the example? Can a multi-stakeholder model shed a different light to look at the current lack of housing provision for low-skilled immigrant workers?
Makeshift mosque at a labor camp in Gulf-States, 2018
Foto: Shaharin Annisa
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Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 CET
The lecture will be held on Zoom:
Meeting-ID: 934 4898 2609