Author Archive for: ‘Vijay Devadas’

Rethinking Screen Encounters: Cinema and Tamil Migrant Workers in Singapore

Introduction Over a five month period — August to December 2010 — I conducted field research in Singapore where I interviewed 40 South Asian migrant workers engaged in both skilled and unskilled work, three senior executives from the construction industry (a major sector that employs unskilled foreign workers), an executive from the Singapore Construction Workers Association (SCAL), an organisation responsible …

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