Negotiating difference and cultural minoritization: Chinese migrant workers in Singapore's Little India

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Abstract

Temporary labour migration has overtaken permanent migration in many countries. This phenomenon is particularly acute in the small city-state of Singapore which has one of largest non-resident population in the world and a majority is on temporary employment visas. Their employment contracts allow them to reside in Singapore between 3 and 5 years. Temporary migration produces fleeting and disjunctive contact with cultural difference.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisuality, emotions and minority culture
Subtitle of host publicationfeeling ethnic
EditorsJohn Nguyet Erni
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages45-55
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783662538616
ISBN (Print)9783662538593
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameHumanities in Asia
PublisherSpringer
Volume3
ISSN (Print)2363-6890
ISSN (Electronic)2363-6904

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Velayutham, S. (2017). Negotiating difference and cultural minoritization: Chinese migrant workers in Singapore's Little India. In J. Nguyet Erni (Ed.), Visuality, emotions and minority culture: feeling ethnic (pp. 45-55). (Humanities in Asia; Vol. 3). Springer, Springer Nature.
Velayutham, Selvaraj. / Negotiating difference and cultural minoritization : Chinese migrant workers in Singapore's Little India. Visuality, emotions and minority culture: feeling ethnic. editor / John Nguyet Erni. Springer, Springer Nature, 2017. pp. 45-55 (Humanities in Asia).
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