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Thursday 20 June 2019 9.00 - 10.30
D-1 GLM02 An Appraisal of the Migration Industry in Migration Governance
Nikolaevsky
Chair: Evelyn Ersanilli Organizer: Liberty Chee
Discussant: Evelyn Ersanilli
Joseph Anderson : Outsourcing the State: Security Studies and the Migration Industry in the US and Malaysia
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Liberty Chee : 'Supermaids': Hyper-resilient Subjects in Private Spaces of Insecurity
Resilience is a concept in world politics that emerged, in part, as a way to respond to the impossibility of guaranteeing security in an era of complexity. Absent a central authority that provides security, risk is devolved to the individual, and those who cannot secure themselves are enjoined to constantly ... (Show more)
Resilience is a concept in world politics that emerged, in part, as a way to respond to the impossibility of guaranteeing security in an era of complexity. Absent a central authority that provides security, risk is devolved to the individual, and those who cannot secure themselves are enjoined to constantly adapt to the unknown. Where control over complex systems is now thought to be impossible, the path to managing risks is through self-control. This paper demonstrates how such a subject is produced in the migration industry, and indeed whose production, I argue, is crucial to the functioning of a global labor market that is governed ‘without government.’ Due to the nature of their occupation, and gaps in the regulation of this labor sector, migrant domestic workers acutely instantiate the kind of human subjectivity called forth by neoliberalism – a ‘resilient subject.’ The paper describes how this ideal worker is produced through resilience training in various stages of the migration trajectory – during recruitment, training prior to deployment and while on their overseas residency. Training consists of developing a ‘strong mind’, professionalism and self-esteem, all of which demonstrate how managing the insecurities of migrant domestic work means working on the ‘self’ rather than addressing gaps in legal or regulatory mechanisms. In resilience training, the worker becomes the necessary component of neoliberalism as a governmental rationality, one that is enjoined to transform risk into opportunity.

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