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Migrants at Work: Perceptions of Domestic Women & Coping with Racism in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.advisor Rinker, Cortney Hughes Abdallah, Serena
dc.creator Abdallah, Serena 2015-04-28 2015-08-04T16:09:27Z 2015-08-04T16:09:27Z 2015-08-04
dc.description.abstract This project takes an activist approach to the mistreatment of domestic workers who migrate into Lebanon from other countries with a focus on the women moving from Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. It discusses the xenophobic tendencies of the Lebanese government and its people and how this impacts the import and export of human labor, and why migrant women come to Lebanon to work as domestic workers, and why they stay after hearing “horror stories” of rampant abuse. Suggestions of reform and further study are analyzed by looking at the activity of Lebanon-based NGOs and the effects of news media versus social media groups run by NGOs and the fight for progress fueled by community members.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Middle East en_US
dc.subject labor en_US
dc.subject migrants en_US
dc.subject Lebanon en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.title Migrants at Work: Perceptions of Domestic Women & Coping with Racism in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in Anthropology en_US Master's en Anthropology en George Mason University en

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