The Racialisation of Migrant Labor Under the Kafala System in Lebanon

This is a conversation with Daryn Howland. She’s a Beirut-based researcher who recently finished her MA thesis entitled “racist capital: the racialization of migrant labor under the kafala system in Beirut”.

Daryn argues that the racialisation and dehumanisation of migrant domestic workers under the Kafala system in Lebanon contains four components:

  • Commodification
  • Inferiorization
  • Criminalization
  • Sexualization

English | July 16, 2020



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