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Seafaring citizenship: what being Filipino means at sea and what seafaring means for the Philippines

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)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] 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
Pre-2014 Departments: Greenwich Maritime Institute
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Last Modified: 27 Mar 2017 09:32
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7186

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