By Pardis Mahdavi
The strains among what constitutes migration and what constitutes human trafficking are messy at most sensible. nation regulations hardly recognize the lived stories of migrants, and too usually the legislation and regulations intended to guard members eventually bring up the demanding situations confronted via migrants and their family members. sometimes, the legislation themselves result in illegality or statelessness, fairly for migrant moms and their children.
Crossing the Gulf tells the tales of the intimate lives of migrants within the Gulf towns of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait urban. Pardis Mahdavi unearths the interconnections among migration and emotion, among kinfolk and kingdom coverage, and exhibits how migrants should be either mobilized and immobilized through their kinfolk relationships and the bonds of affection they percentage throughout borders. the result's an soaking up and actually relocating ethnography that illuminates the collectively reinforcing and constitutive forces that effect the lives of migrants and their enjoyed ones—and how profoundly migrants are underserved by means of regulations that extra usually result in their illegality, statelessness, deportation, detention, and abuse than to their aid.
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