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Does Skill Make Us Human?: Migrant Workers in 21st-Century Qatar and Beyond by [Natasha Iskander]

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“Iskander undoes skill’s illusion to reveal the ways that the politics of skill capture and obfuscate everyday creativity and the imbrication of mind and body. Beautifully written and brilliantly observed, this truly astounding book opens new ways of thinking about materiality, power, and our relations to each other and the planet.”Bridget Anderson, author of Us and Them?

“Combining rich theoretical discussion with fieldwork and extensive interviews, this innovative and wide-ranging book promises to change how we think about labor in the Gulf region. Paying careful attention to the lived experience of migrant work, Iskander provides a searching account of labor exploitation in Qatar and myriad forms of worker resistance. Highly recommended!”
―Adam Hanieh, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

“This book is a remarkable accomplishment for its theoretical innovation, the astonishing fieldwork upon which it is based, and its clear and cogent findings about the new forms of training, organizing, and regulating workers emerging from the Persian Gulf region. A must-read for policymakers, scholars, and anyone committed to protecting labor rights in the future.”
―Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Natasha Iskander is associate professor of urban planning and public policy at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B094XB4LKS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press (November 9, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 9, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3178 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 353 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0691217572
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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