Care work in a globalizing world

Mary Romero, Valerie Preston, Wenona Giles

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book reflects how sending societies are affected by the out-migration of sizeable numbers of married and single women who care for their families transnationally from a distance. It shows how reproductive labor changes in the receiving society when it is done by women who are subject to multifaceted othering or racializing processes. The book builds on the social-historical foundations established by Christiane Harzig and examines contemporary theorizing about domestic work and migration. It addresses the impact of the increasingly important migration of married women domestic workers and focuses on authors who address the emotional labor and personal intimacy associated with domestic work that challenges the power of the state to protect migrant workers from exploitation. The book examines the experiences of the women who move around the globe to engage in care work in different locations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWhen Care Work Goes Global
Subtitle of host publicationLocating the Social Relations of Domestic Work
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781134762255
ISBN (Print)9781409439240
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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