Why Do They Keep Coming? Labor Migrants in the Gulf States

Andrew M. Gardner, University of Puget Sound

Abstract

A timely and long overdue publication on one of the most important and unique regions in the world for labor migration, this brilliant collection of well-established local and international scholars analyzes legal, economic, political, cultural, and human rights issues with critical, rich, visualizable accounts of the migrant presence in the region. -- Ray Jureidini, Institute for Migration Studies, Lebanese American University, Beirut A superb sample of the growing literature on the Gulf. The authors bring Gulf migration into focus, taking us into the lives of the millions who migrate to the Gulf and revealing the complexity of the processes and contexts of migration. The reader accompanies migrants into the streets and workplaces to feel the resultant shifts in family, community, and self. -- Sharon Nagy, DePaul University