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Citizenship, Gender and Diversity

Paid Migrant Domestic Labour in a Changing Europe

Questions of Gender Equality and Citizenship

Editors: Gullikstad, Berit, Kristensen, Guro Korsnes, Ringrose, Priscilla (Eds.)

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About this book

This book analyses the changing face of work, gender equality and citizenship in Europe. Drawing on in-depth research conducted in nine different countries, it focuses on the discourses, social relations and political processes that surround paid domestic labour. In doing so, it rethinks the vital relationship between this kind of employment, the formal and informal citizenship of migrant workers and their employers, and the cultural and political value of gender equality. Approaching these as fluid, complex and interrelated phenomena that change according to local context, it will appeal to sociologists, political scientists, geographers, anthropologists and gender studies scholars.

About the authors

Berit Gullikstad is Associate Professor of Gender Research at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
Guro Korsnes Kristensen is Researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Priscilla Ringrose is Professor of Gender Studies and French Literature at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and The Department of Language and Literature, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. 

Reviews

“This collection is indispensable reading for anyone interested in domestic work. It offers one of the richest accounts of employer-employee relations, convincingly showing how the legal regimes as well as the everyday interactions that embody employer-employee relations advance the interests of the employer and rarely those of the employee. It challenges readers to reimagine domestic work from a rights-based perspective centered on the interests of the marginalized domestic worker.” (Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California, USA)

“This impressive collection on the shifting conditions of migrant au pair and domestic workers across much of Europe takes us to the front-line of the uneven and continuing battles around the gendering of inequality and citizenship today. As national welfare systems are eroded and care facilities privatized, we see how policies addressing paid domestic workers, and issues of care more generally, are intrinsic to ongoing debates over power, gender and citizenship. An essential book for our times.” (Lynne Segal, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

“By using an intersectional analysis this excellent compilation of articles brings to light central dilemmas of the commercialization of care in Europe. The book makes visible the relaunch of neocolonial practices, like servitude, in the private household and calls into question the achievements of gender equality politics. A must read for gender studies scholars and students.” (Helma Lutz, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Paid Migrant Domestic Labour, Gender Equality, and Citizenship in a Changing Europe: An Introduction

    Gullikstad, Berit (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Neoliberal Citizenship and Domestic Service in Finland: A Return to a Servant Society?

    Näre, Lena

    Pages 31-53

  • The Au Pair Scheme as ‘Cultural Exchange’: Effects of Norwegian Au Pair Policy on Gender Equality and Citizenship

    Gullikstad, Berit (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Paid Domestic Work in Spain: Gendered Framings of Work and Care in Policies on Social Citizenship

    Peterson, Elin

    Pages 79-99

  • Gendered Work and Citizenship: Diverse Experiences of Au Pairing in the UK

    Cox, Rosie (et al.)

    Pages 101-123

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51742-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51741-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paid Migrant Domestic Labour in a Changing Europe
Book Subtitle
Questions of Gender Equality and Citizenship
Editors
  • Berit Gullikstad
  • Guro Korsnes Kristensen
  • Priscilla Ringrose
Series Title
Citizenship, Gender and Diversity
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51742-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51742-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51741-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 266
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