Seafaring citizenship: what being Filipino means at sea and what seafaring means for the Philippines
Swift, Olivia (2011) Seafaring citizenship: what being Filipino means at sea and what seafaring means for the Philippines. South East Asia Research, 19 (2). pp. 273-291. ISSN 0967-828X (doi:10.5367/sear.2011.0046)Full text not available from this repository.
This article considers international seafarers’ experiences of being Filipino aboard ship. Existing scholarship on overseas Filipino workers has focused on land-based migration, neglecting the experiences of Filipino seafarers – who dominate the international seafaring labour market – and the space of the ship as an important site in which diasporic identities are mediated. The author argues that seafarers’ experience of being ‘in the same boat’ provides a metaphor for the state’s promotion of a particular form of seafaring citizenship that enables and encourages mobility.
|Additional Information:|| Published in South East Asia Research, Volume 19, Number 2, June 2011 - Mediated Diasporas - Material Translations of the Philippines in a Globalized World.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||seafaring, shipping, migration, post-colonial nation-state, nationhood, Philippines|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Greenwich Maritime Institute|
|Last Modified:||10 May 2012 15:20|
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