The Philippines is the world's largest exporter of temporary contract labor with a huge 800,000 workers a year being deployed on either six month or two year contracts. This labor migration is highly regulated by the government, private, and non-governmental/non-private organizations. Tyner argues that migrants are socially constructed, or 'made' by these parties and that migrants in turn become political resources. Employing a post-structural feminist perspective Tyner questions the very ontology of migration.

chapter 1|20 pages


chapter 2 The Discontinuities Of Philippine Migration|33 pages

The Discontinuities Of Philippine Migration

chapter 3 The Making of Migrants|30 pages

The Making of Migrants

chapter 4 The Professionalization Of Entertainment|23 pages

The Professionalization Of Entertainment

chapter 5 Performing Migration|23 pages

Performing Migration

chapter 6 The Political Process of Making Migrants|9 pages

The Political Process of Making Migrants