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Title: Migration as a social movement for human rights and labour rights: studying Burmese migration into Thailand
Contributor(s): Ditton, Mary (author); Lehane, Leigh (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Burma-Thai migration is a permanent phenomenon in the geo-political landscape of the two countries. Migrants living in the Sangklaburi area were studied and their migration process shows the signs of a global social movement for human and employee rights. They escape ethnic cleansing to seek dignity of living and working but meet with oppression that is structurally determined. Ethnic identity supports their survival. With united beliefs and collective action their survival is enabled by formal and informal networks, and protests against stigma, systemic injustice, and discrimination in the home and host country.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ICAS 6: 6th International Convention of Asian Scholars - Think Asia!, Daejeon, Korea, 6th - 9th August, 2009
Source of Publication: Presented at the 6th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS 6)
Field of Research (FOR): 160303 Migration
160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
160199 Anthropology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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