Transnational suburbia is the new term proffered by Dr. Arnisson Andre C. Ortega, Assistant Professor at the UP Population Institute (UPPI) in his latest article published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers (Vol. 107, No. 5).
According to him, these suburbs are the outcomes of an increasingly aggressive and globalized real estate industry which supply the housing needs of overseas Filipino workers in Manila’s periurban outskirts.
While a showcase of economic success for transnational workers evoking images of the “American dream”, its social costs on the families of OFWs, its gated character inimical to the creation of idealized communities, and other societal impacts call into question this apparently Janus-faced phenomenon.
Entitled Transnational Suburbia: Spatialities of Gated Suburbs and Filipino Diaspora in Manila's Periurban Fringe, Dr. Ortega’s article can be downloaded for free on this site: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24694452.2017.1352482?scroll....
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