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ERIC Number: ED481010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 328
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8050-6995-X
Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy.
Ehrenreich, Barbara, Ed.; Hochschild, Arlie Russell, Ed.
This volume explores the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide, as each year millions leave their third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of first world countries. This mass migration results in a transfer of labor associated with women's traditional roles that creates a "care deficit" in poor countries that is often detrimental to the families left behind while easing labor issues in rich countries. Chapters are as follows: "Introduction" (Ehrenreich, Hochschild); "Love and Gold" (Hochschild); "The Nanny Dilemma" (Cheever); "The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy" (Parrenas); "Blowups and Other Unhappy Endings" (Hondagneu-Sotelo); "Invisible Labors: Caring for the Independent Person" (Rivas); "Maid to Order" (Ehrenreich); "Just Another Job? The Commodification of Domestic Labor" (Anderson); "Filipina Workers in Hong Kong Homes: Household Rules and Relations" (Constable); "America's Dirty Work: Migrant Maids and Modern-Day Slavery" (Zarembka); "Selling Sex for Visas: Sex Tourism as a Stepping-Stone to International Migration" (Brennan); "Among Women: Migrant Domestics and Their Taiwanese Employers Across Generations" (Lan); "Breadwinner No More" (Gamburd); "Because She Looks like a Child" (Bales); "Clashing Dreams: Highly Educated Overseas Brides and Low-Wage U.S. Husbands" (Thai); "Global Cities and Survival Circuits" (Sassen); "Migration Trends: Maps and Chart" (Espinoza). Contains an appendix listing activist organizations and a bibliography with 120 references. Chapters also include substantial references. (MO)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Philippines; Taiwan; United States