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Marginalised Dalits in International Labour Migration: Reconfiguring Economic and Social Relations in Nepal

Sunam, Ramesh


International labour migration continues to rise in Nepal affecting the livelihoods of many people. In this article, I draw on ethnographic research with Dalits, a marginalised group, to examine the role of international labour migration in altering migrants' economic and social space in their places of origin, once affected by Maoists' ‘people's war’. In particular, I explore how Dalits have used their agency to contest caste institutions by mobilising financial, human and symbolic capitals...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2014.948393


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