‘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’. Journal of South East Asia Research, 19(2), pp. 273-291. ISSN 0967-828X [Article]

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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

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.5367/sear.2011.0046

Keywords:

MIGRATION; NATIONHOOD; PHILIPPINES; POST-COLONIAL NATION-STATE; SEAFARING; SHIPPING

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 June 2011Published

Item ID:

11883

Date Deposited:

30 Jun 2015 10:56

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2015 10:56

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11883

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