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Masculinity, Sexuality and Illegal Migration: Human Smuggling from Pakistan to Europe
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Masculinity, Sexuality and Illegal Migration: Human Smuggling from Pakistan to Europe
by Ahmad, Ali Nobil

Challenging the idea that labour migration is driven purely by rational economic forces, this book makes use of extensive new data to explore migration, human smuggling and illegal work. In a compelling exploration of global smuggling networks, illegal border-crossings and the subterranean world of Europe’s informal economy, the author links migration to risky economic behaviour and erotic male desire. Based on interviews with successive waves of Pakistani immigrants in the UK and Italy, together with ethnographic fieldwork amongst immigration officials and smugglers in Pakistan, Masculinity, Sexuality, and Illegal Migration spans numerous regions, cities, continents and seas. Drawing on psychoanalysis to examine the role of masculinity in the decision to migrate, the author provokes a more complex debate about the causes and consequences of global migration.

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Publication date: 2015

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780199402687

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:11361

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