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Author Hindman, Heather, author

Title Mediating the global : expatria's forms and consequences in Kathmandu / Heather Hindman
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (277 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : expatria in Nepal -- Conjunctures of mediations : the historical logics of expatriate Nepal -- Families that fail : the mechanisms and labor of productivity -- Market basket economics : the practice of paperwork and shopping like an expatriate -- The protean expatriate : flexibility and the modern worker -- Saving business from culture : cross-cultural training and multicultural performances -- Living in expatria : institutions and the mobile community -- Conclusion : Kathmandu's twenty-first-century expatria
Summary Transnational business people, international aid workers, and diplomats are all actors on the international stage working for organizations and groups often scrutinized by the public eye. But the very lives of these global middlemen and women are relatively unstudied. Mediating the global takes up the challenge, uncovering the day-to-day experiences of elite foreign workers and their families living in Nepal, and the policies and practices that determine their daily lives. In this book, Heather Hindman calls for a consideration of the complex role that global middlemen and women play
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Culture and globalization -- Nepal -- Kathmandu.
Foreign workers -- Nepal -- Kathmandu -- Social life and customs.
International agencies -- Officials and employees -- Nepal -- Kathmandu.
International business enterprises -- Nepal -- Kathmandu -- Employees.
Labor and globalization -- Nepal -- Kathmandu.
Professional employees -- Nepal -- Kathmandu -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013025716
ISBN 0804788553