Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework / Edition 1

Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework / Edition 1

by Mary Zimmerman, Jacquelyn Litt, Christine Bose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804753245

ISBN-13: 9780804753241

Pub. Date: 03/17/2006

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Why are women such prominent workers in the global marketplace? Why do so many perform jobs that involve carework? What political forces have made these women key participants in globalization? What are the consequences for the women themselves, for their families, and for societies and international relations in general?

This book offers a provocative

Overview

Why are women such prominent workers in the global marketplace? Why do so many perform jobs that involve carework? What political forces have made these women key participants in globalization? What are the consequences for the women themselves, for their families, and for societies and international relations in general?

This book offers a provocative examination of globalization, examining the lives of the women at the center of these new global dynamics. Arguing that society is facing multiple crises of care, the authors develop a new framework for understanding the interplay of globalization, gender, and carework. In four original essays, they examine gender, race, and class inequality; migration, citizenship, and the politics of social control; the evolving meanings of motherhood; and new social definitions of carework and the personal transformation of careworkers. Excerpts from the classic works in the field as well as recent cutting-edge research studies support the examination of each of these growing global crises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804753241
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Part IGlobalization and Multiple Crises of Care
Chapter 1Globalization and Multiple Crises of Care9
Chapter 2Global Cities and Survival Circuits30
Chapter 3Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy39
Chapter 4Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor48
Chapter 5Labor Recruitment and the Lure of the Capital: Central American Migrants in Washington, DC65
Chapter 6Multilateral Organizations and Early Child Care and Education Policies for Developing Countries75
Chapter 7Globalization, Work Hours, and the Care Deficit among Stockbrokers86
Part IITransnational Migration: Influences on Citizenship, Social Control, and Carework
Chapter 8Transnational Migration: Influences on Citizenship, Social Control, and Carework103
Chapter 9"Just Like One of the Family": Domestic Servants in World Politics118
Chapter 10From Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor123
Chapter 11Rethinking the Globalization of Domestic Service: Foreign Domestics, State Control, and the Politics of Identity in Taiwan128
Chapter 12International Migration, Domestic Work, and Care Work: Undocumented Latina Migrants in Israel145
Chapter 13"Forced" into Unpaid Carework: International Students' Wives in the United States162
Chapter 14Caregiving in Transnational Context: "My Wings Have Been Cut; Where Can I Fly?"176
Part IIIMotherhood, Domestic Work, and Childcare in Global Perspective
Chapter 15Motherhood, Domestic Work, and Childcare in Global Perspective195
Chapter 16The Invisible Heart211
Chapter 17Making Care Work: Employed Mothers in the New Childcare Market217
Chapter 18Doing the Dirty Work? The Global Politics of Domestic Labour226
Chapter 19Unraveling Privilege: Workers' Children and the Hidden Costs of Paid Childcare240
Chapter 20"I'm Here, But I'm There": The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood254
Chapter 21Maid or Madam? Filipina Migrant Workers and the Continuity of Domestic Labor266
Chapter 22"Women Have No Tribe": Connecting Carework, Gender, and Migration in an Era of HIV/AIDS in Botswana277
Part IVValuing Carework Through Policy and Culture: Communities, States, and Supranational Institutions
Chapter 23Valuing Carework through Policy and Culture: Communities, States, and Supranational Institutions287
Chapter 24After the Family Wage: A Postindustrial Thought Experiment305
Chapter 25Woman-Friendly States and a Public Culture of Care311
Chapter 26Women and the Restructuring of Care Work: Cross-National Variations and Trends in Ten OECD Countries318
Chapter 27Care Work: Invisible Civic Engagement324
Chapter 28Acid Violence and Medical Care in Bangladesh: Women's Activism as Carework341
Chapter 29Women's Empowering Carework in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan351
Chapter 30Central State Child Care Policies in Post-Authoritarian Spain: Implications for Gender and Carework Arrangements362
Conclusion369
Copyright Acknowledgments379
Index383

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