Force Of Domesticity

Force Of Domesticity

by Andrew Ross, Kristin Ross
     
 

Taking as her subjects migrant Filipina domestic workers in Rome and Los Angeles, transnational migrant families in the Philippines, and Filipina migrant entertainers in Tokyo, Parreñas documents the social, cultural, and political pressures that maintain women’s domesticity in migration, as well as the ways migrant women and their children negotiate

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Taking as her subjects migrant Filipina domestic workers in Rome and Los Angeles, transnational migrant families in the Philippines, and Filipina migrant entertainers in Tokyo, Parreñas documents the social, cultural, and political pressures that maintain women’s domesticity in migration, as well as the ways migrant women and their children negotiate these adversities.

Parreñas examines the underlying constructions of gender in neoliberal state regimes, export-oriented economies such as that of the Philippines, protective migration laws, and the actions and decisions of migrant Filipino women in maintaining families and communities, raising questions about gender relations, the status of women in globalization, and the meanings of greater consumptive power that migration garners for women. The Force of Domesticity starkly illustrates how the operation of globalization enforces notions of women’s domesticity and creates contradictory messages about women’s place in society, simultaneously pushing women inside and outside the home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814767344
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/10/2008
Series:
Nation of Nations Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: Filipina Migrants and the Force of Domesticity
1. Gender Ideologies in the Philippines
2. Patriarchy and Neoliberalism in the Globalization of Care
3. Gender and Communication in Transnational Migrant
Families
4. The Place and Placelessness of Migrant Filipina Domestic
Workers
5. The Derivative Status of Asian American Women, by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas and Winnie Tam
6. The U.S. War on Trafficking and the Moral Disciplining of Migrant Women
Conclusion: Analyzing
Gender and Migration from the Philippines
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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