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Global "Body Shopping" by Biao Xiang

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Biographical Index of Informants

Aberami, a Tamil in his sixties, graduated from Imperial College in London in 1977. He turned down a contract job offer in the United Kingdom because he was “super-confident that I will find a better job” with the British degree. On the flight from London to New Delhi he saw in a magazine a job advertisement from a Melbourne-based university and thus went to Australia in 1978. I got his contact details from Chaya, but secured the first interview through his university colleague, a sociologist. (65–67)

Arun, a Telugu 457 visa holder and Venu’s roommate, went to Australia in 1999 sponsored by Advance Technology. He then went to Germany from Australia through a body shop in India in 2001; from there he submitted ...

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