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Imagining global work: producing understandings of difference in easy Asia

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posted on 25.02.2016, 11:43 authored by Sophie CranstonSophie Cranston
In this paper, by looking at the imaginative geographies of Singapore for the British corporate expatriate, I explore how the qualitative representation of place is changing within managerial discourses from a hardship to an opportunity. In doing so, I advance debates that argue that we need to reconceptualise global work from a mobilities perspective by looking how the representation of movement connects with the experience of movement. In particular, the paper argues that we need to combine understandings of the global economic flows that move some transnational migrants with their everyday lived experiences in order to explore what qualitatively makes work global. This allows us to highlight the multiplicity of ways in which transnational migrants can be understood rather than trying to impose singularity.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

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Geoforum

Citation

CRANSTON, S., 2016. Imagining global work: producing understandings of difference in easy Asia. Geoforum, 70, pp. 60–68.

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© The Author. Published by Elsevier

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

Publication date

2016

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

ISSN

1872-9398

Language

en