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Palgrave Macmillan

Migration and Care Labour

Theory, Policy and Politics

ISBN 9781137319692
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

Across the world, the provision of care faces mounting challenges – what has been widely referred to as a 'crisis of care'. In the global North, international migrants have increasingly supplemented the unpaid or low-paid care labour of women – as domestic workers, nannies, care assistants and nurses – in the private sphere of the home and in publicly and privately funded care services. This volume brings together international scholars on migration and care to examine the global construction of migrant care labour. The volume makes connections across theory, policy and politics with respect to care, work and migration; the inequalities of gender, race/ethnicity, class, nationality and immigration status that migrant care labour embodies; the inequalities between the global North and South, different regions and countries; the different institutional contexts of care labour that cut across the public and the private; and the different sites of political mobilisation and governance that have developed around migration and care work.

Bridget Anderson is Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, UK.
Isabel Shutes is Assistant Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Her research interests focus on welfare states and migration, social divisions and inequalities, particularly with regard to citizenship and immigration status, care provision and the mixed economy of welfare.

Introduction; Isabel Shutes and Bridget Anderson
1. Making Connections across the Transnational Political Economy of Care; Fiona Williams
2. Nation Building: Domestic Labour and Immigration Controls in the UK; Bridget Anderson
3. The Construction of Migrant Domestic Workers as ''One of the Family''; Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
4. Three Domains of Migrant Domestic Care Work: The Interplay of Care, Employment and Migration Policies in Austria; Gudrun Bauer, Bettina Haidinger and August Österle
5. A Right to Care? Immigration Controls and the Care Labour of Non-Citizens; Isabel Shutes
6. Resisting the Crisis at What Cost? Migrant Care Workers in Private Households; Zyab Ibáñez and Margarita León
7. Supermaids: The Racial Branding of Global Filipino Care Labour; Anna Romina Guevarra
8. Transnational Households: Migrants and Care, at Home and Abroad; Sarah van Walsum and Maybritt Jill Alpes
9. Towards Flexibility with Security for Migrant Care Workers: A Comparative Analysis of Personal Home Care in Toronto and Los Angeles; Cynthia Cranford
10. The Global Governance of Domestic Work; Guy Mundlak and Hila Shamir
Conclusion; Bridget Anderson and Isabel Shutes

Maybritt Jill Alpes, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gudrun Bauer, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Cynthia Cranford, University of Toronto, Canada
Anna Romina Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Bettina Haidinger ,Working Life Research Centre (FORBA), Austria
Zyab Ibañez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Margarita León, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Guy Mundlak, Tel Aviv University, Israel
August Österle, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California, USA
Hila Shamir,Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sarah van Walsum, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fiona Williams, University of Leeds, UK


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