Gender, Migration and Domestic Service

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This book examines a wide range of migration patterns which have arisen, and exposes the tensions and difficulties including:

• legal and empowerment issues

• cultural and language diversities and barriers

• the impact of live-in employment.
The book features case studies taken from Europe, South and North America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa and uses original fieldwork using quantitative and qualitative methods.

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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
List of contributors
Preface
1 Maids on the Move 1
Pt. I North America 21
2 Is this Canada?: domestic workers' experiences in Vancouver, B.C. 23
3 Jamaican domestics, Filipina housekeepers and English nannies: representations of Toronto's foreign domestic workers 43
4 Making maids: United States immigration policy and immigrant domestic workers 62
Pt. II South America 81
5 Race and domestic service: migration and identity in Ecuador 83
6 Transcending gendered boundaries: migration for domestic labour in Chile 98
Pt. III Europe 115
7 Overseas domestic workers in the European Union: invisible women 117
8 The role of ethnicity in shaping the domestic employment sector in Britain 134
9 Cinderella need not apply: a study of paid domestic work in Paris 148
10 Domestic work abroad: a necessity and an opportunity for rural women from the Goriska borderland region of Slovenia 164
Pt. IV Africa 179
11 'Home is where the children are': a qualitative study of migratory domestic workers in Mmotla village, South Africa 183
12 Working in the city: the case of migrant women in Swaziland's domestic service sector 195
Pt. V Asia 213
13 Interlinking trajectories: migration and domestic work in India 215
14 Maids in space: gendered domestic labour from Sri Lanka to the Middle East 229
15 'Learning the ways of the priyayi': domestic servants and the mediation of modernity in Jakarta, Indonesia 242
16 Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong and their role in childcare provision 263
17 Singapore women and foreign domestic workers: negotiating domestic work and motherhood 277
Conclusion: future trends and trajectories 301
Index 305
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