Migration, Domestic Work and Affect: A Decolonial Approach on Value and the Feminization of Labor / Edition 1

Migration, Domestic Work and Affect: A Decolonial Approach on Value and the Feminization of Labor / Edition 1

by Encarnacion Gutierrez-Rodriguez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041599473X

ISBN-13: 9780415994736

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Domestic and care work in private households is now the largest employment sector for migrant women. This book sheds light on these households through its focus on the interpersonal relationships between Latin American “undocumented migrant” domestic workers and employers in Austria, Germany, Spain and the UK. The personal experiences of these women

Overview

Domestic and care work in private households is now the largest employment sector for migrant women. This book sheds light on these households through its focus on the interpersonal relationships between Latin American “undocumented migrant” domestic workers and employers in Austria, Germany, Spain and the UK. The personal experiences of these women form the basis for Gutiérrez-Rodríguez’s decolonial analysis of the feminization of labor in private households and cultural analysis of domestic work as affective labor. This book will be a necessary voice in the debates on citizenship, cosmopolitanism, and migrant workers’ rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415994736
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Series:
Routledge Research in Gender and Society Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sensing Domestic Work 1. Decolonizing Migration Studies: On Transcultural Translation 2. Coloniality of Labor: Migration Regimes and the Latin American Diaspora in Europe 3. Governing the Household: On the Underside of Governmentality 4. Biopolitics and Value: Complicating the Feminization of Labor 5. Symbolic Power and Difference: Racializing Inequality 6. Affective Value: Ontologies of Exploitation 7. Decolonial Ethics and the Politics of Affects: Talking Rights

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