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Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu

Heather Hindman

Abstract

This book examines the intersections of life and work for expatriates in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the many changes to their experience of overseas labor in the last sixty years. Western elite transnational laborers are the nominal centerpoint of Mediating, yet the text uses this base as opportunity to explore other populations and practices. Bureaucracy and audit practices constrain the work and lives of expatriates, being also their medium of exchange with many local coworkers and friends. Changes in best practices have transformed the ideologies of overseas labor as well as the lives of workers ... More

Keywords: Kathmandu Nepal, Expatriate, Bureaucracy, International Human Resources, Management, Audit Culture, Gendered Labor, Anthropology of Work, Tourism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804786515
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather Hindman, author