When Care Work Goes Global: Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work (Gender in a Global/Local World)

When Care Work Goes Global: Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work (Gender in a Global/Local World)

By: Wenona Giles (editor), Valerie Preston (editor), Mary A. Romero (editor), Professor Pauline Gardiner Barber (series_editor), Professor Marianne H. Marchand (series_editor), Professor Jane L. Parpart (series_editor)Hardback

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Women who migrate into domestic labour and care work are the single largest female occupational group migrating globally at present. Their participation in global migration systems has been acknowledged but remains under-theorized. Specifically, the impacts of women migrating into care work in the receiving as well as the sending societies are profound, altering gendered aspects of both societies. We know that migration systems link the women who migrate and the households and organizations that employ domestic and care workers, but how do these migration systems work, and more importantly, what are their impacts on the sending as well as the receiving societies? How do sending and receiving societies regulate women's migration for care work and how do these labour market exchanges take place? How is reproductive labour changed in the receiving society when it is done by women who are subject to multifaceted othering/racializing processes? A must buy acquisition, When Care Work Goes Global will be an extremely valuable addition for course adoption in migration, labour and gender courses taught in Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Women's Studies, Area Studies, and International Development Studies.

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Valerie Preston is Professor in the Department of Geography at York University, Canada; Mary Romero is Professor in Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University, USA; Wenona Giles, is Professor, Department of Anthropology and Associate Researcher, Centre for Refugee Studies.


Contents: Preface; Care work in a globalizing world, Mary Romero, Valerie Preston and Wenona Giles. Part I Situating the International Movement of Domestic and Care Workers: Social Reproduction and Globalization: 'Value plus plus': housewifization and history in Philippine care migration, Pauline Gardiner Barber and Catherine Bryan; Refugee women doing paid domestic work in Rome: disempowering structures of settlement and the question of agency, Maja Korac; Care workers and welfare: foreign migrant women in Italy, Laura Stefanelli; The magic of migration, immigration controls and subjectivities: the case of au pairs and domestic worker visa holders, Bridget Anderson; The use and abuse of domestic workers: case studies in Lebanon and Egypt, Ray Jureidini. Part II International Domestic Work and the Family: Remaking Femininity and Motherhood; Unravelling privilege: workers' children and the hidden costs of paid child care, Mary Romero; Domestic disturbances: immigrant workers, middle-class employers, and the American Dream in Los Angeles, Susanna Rosenbaum; Family separation and reunification among former Filipina migrant domestic workers and their adult daughters in two Canadian cities, Conely de Leon. Part III Emotional Labour and Intimate Care Work: On the road and on their own: autonomy and giving in home health care in Quebec, Deirdre Meintel, Sylvie Fortin and Marguerite Cognet; A politics of intimacy: citizenship rights, emotion and the making of Israeli children, Maya Shapiro. Part IV Questions of Regulation and Protection: Toward particularism with security: immigration, race and the organization of personal support services in Los Angeles, Cynthia J. Cranford; Global care chains: transnational migrant care workers, Judy Fudge; Organizing through state transitions and global institutions: crafting domestic labour policy in South Africa, Jennifer N. Fish. Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/08/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409439240
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9781409439240
  • weight: 752
  • ISBN10: 1409439240

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