Class Inequality in the Global City: Migrants, Workers and Cosmopolitanism in Singapore

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In striving to become cosmopolitan, global cities aim to attract highly-skilled workers while relying on a vast underbelly of low-waged, low status migrants. This book tells the story of one such city, revealing how national development produces both aspirations to be cosmopolitan and to improve one's class standing, along with limitations in achieving such aims. Through the analysis of three different groups of workers in Singapore, Ye shows that cosmopolitanism is an exclusive and aspirational construct created through ...

Class Inequality in the Global City: Migrants, Workers and Cosmopolitanism in Singapore 2016, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9781137436146

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