Student visas, undocumented labour, and the boundaries of legality

Chinese migration and English as a foreign language education in the Republic of Ireland

in Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale
Author:
Darcy PanDepartment of Social Anthropology
Stockholm University
SE‐106 91 Stockholm
Sweden
 darcy.pan@socant.su.se

Search for other papers by Darcy Pan in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

This article studies Chinese student migrants who are at risk of becoming undocumented through their engagement with the labour market in the Republic of Ireland. The migrants I am concerned with are not elite dual‐passport holders, but rather individuals who strategically participate in transnational migration as part of an emerging Chinese middle class. By closely examining the interrelation between the educational sector and migration industry through the everyday lives of Chinese student migrants, I argue that criteria set up by states are often translated into bureaucratic categories which can be manufactured and commercially supplied in the process of migration.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 187 187 38
Full Text Views 5 5 0
PDF Downloads 3 3 0