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Deskilling Migrant Women in the Global Care Industry
 
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Deskilling Migrant Women in the Global Care Industry
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
27 Feb 2013
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This book explores the gendered geographies of skilled migration, specifically the practices, dispositions, relationships and resources of professional women who participate in the global care industry. Drawing on a wealth of interviews with migrant women care assistants and experts in the fields of labour, care and migration, the book address three major questions: Why do professional women migrate for jobs for which they are overqualified? What strategies do they use to cope with their decisions? And what are the outcomes of their actions in terms of their social and economic adaptation within the host country?


Description

This book explores the gendered geographies of skilled migration, specifically the practices, dispositions, relationships and resources of professional women who participate in the global care industry. Drawing on a wealth of interviews with migrant women care assistants and experts in the fields of labour, care and migration, the book address three major questions: Why do professional women migrate for jobs for which they are overqualified? What strategies do they use to cope with their decisions? And what are the outcomes of their actions in terms of their social and economic adaptation within the host country?


Contents

Professional Women Migrants Becoming Care Assistants
A Homework Methodology for Migrant-Care Research
A Place of Settlement and Upheaval: Carers Cruising Cumbria
An Upgraded Care Industry Depends Upon Skilled Migrant Workers
The Disappointing Journey to Being 'Just a Carer'
Caring In Transnational Networks
Conclusion: Migrant Women's Education and Expertise


Authors

SONDRA CUBAN is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK