From man to input factor. Insights into the lives of migrant workers in Singapore.

Boomtown, Smart City and neuralgic hub of the globalized world. Not so much a nation, but rather a state-owned supra-company. A compressed space in which we can observe the main themes of globalization such as digitalization and economic transformation. That is Singapore today. Just 53 years old and founded on the emancipation wish to leave …

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Bangladesh: Prime Example of Climate Migration?

Bangladesh has often been coined the most vulnerable country to climate change. Additionally, the history of the small country has been shaped by human migration for millennia. Today, more than ever, people from Bangladesh are on the move. They follow work opportunities all over the world, be it in urban centers such as Dhaka, or …

“I will never return.” The drudgery of Thai farm workers in Israel

When Thong arrived at the Tel Aviv airport he had no idea what he would experience during his time as a farm worker in Israel. Far away from his home village, he worked for five years in a Moshav, a corporate farming community in Israel, near the Gaza Strip and encountered the common fears and …

“We are trained like soldiers” The inhumane mechanisms of international labor migration and its impact on translocal connectedness.

The midday sun burns without intermission. There is no shade up here and the cement has to be processed quickly due to the heat. Since dawn Brasid, a 51 year old migrant worker from northern Thailand, and his fellow labor migrants have been working on the shaky scaffolding of a skyscraper that they are building …