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- DescriptionTaking as her subjects migrant Filipina domestic workers in Rome and Los Angeles, transnational migrant families in the Philippines, and Filipina migrant entertainers in Tokyo, Parrenas 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. Parrenas examines the underlying constructions of gender in neoliberal state regimes, export-oriented ecomies such as that of the Philippines, protective migration laws, and the actions and decisions of migrant Filipi 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 tions of women's domesticity and creates contradictory messages about women's place in society, simultaneously pushing women inside and outside the home.
- Author BiographyRhacel Salazar Parrenas is Professor of American Civilization at Brown University. She is the author of Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration and Domestic Work and Children of Global Migration: Transnational Families and Gendered Woes, and the co-editor of Asian Diasporas: New Conceptions, New Formations.
- Author(s)Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication10/08/2008
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleNation of Nations
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Note1 figure
- Weight295 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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