The perfect worker: discursive makings of Filipinos in the workplace hierarchy of the globalized cruise industry

@article{Terry2014ThePW,
  title={The perfect worker: discursive makings of Filipinos in the workplace hierarchy of the globalized cruise industry},
  author={William Church Terry},
  journal={Social \& Cultural Geography},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={73 - 93}
}
  • W. Terry
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Social & Cultural Geography
Filipinos are by far the largest nationality represented on cruise ships despite the fact that cruise lines can hire from wherever they choose. The reasons for this phenomenon lie in a mélange of political, economic, and cultural factors, yet when polled, industry insiders repeatedly cite well-worn Filipino stereotypes as the primary cause. This reflects a system in which discourses surrounding workers become fixed in ways that ideologically frame Filipinos as docile and compliant yet… Expand
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