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Migration and Domestic Work

The Collective Organisation of Women and their Voices from the City

Authors: Yilmaz, Gaye, Ledwith, Sue

  • Presents a study of 120 migrant women doing domestic work in private homes in Istanbul, London and Berlin
  • Takes an intersectional approach encompassing culture, religion and family background
  • Covers groups traditionally difficult to assess and organise collectively, such as Kurdish migrants
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51649-3
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About this book

With female migrants dominating low paid and ever-expanding domestic work worldwide, this book brings together the voices of 120 migrating women of 28 national identities and 10 different religious affiliations. Together they tell how patriarchal and religious gender codes in the family and at work shape their new lives in London, Berlin and Istanbul. Through their own accounts, the study explores the intersecting multiple and gendered identities women carry from their home countries and how these are reshaped, challenged, changed, or not, as they encounter different structures, traditions and cultural codes in their new countries. With women’s propensity for collective organising, whether via community, social movements or trade unions as a central theme, the authors also bring together issues of migration, work and identity with trade union and community organizing. Migration and Domestic Work is an important source for scholars and practitioners in each of these fields. 

About the authors

Gaye Yilmaz is a scholar in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. While her academic work focuses on political economy she has also actively taken part in the struggles of vulnerable groups such as Kurds, workers, women and LGBTI. She worked for Turkish labour unions between 1996 and 2008.  She was also one of 1128 academics who signed a petition urging the government to make peace with the Kurdish people.

 

Sue Ledwith is Emerita Scholar in International Labour and Trade Union Studies, Ruskin College, Oxford, UK. Also an activist, Sue has researched and published in the field of gender democracy and labour movements for 25 years, recently re-addressing this work as a longitudinal, international study in her PhD “Prospects for Gender Democracy in Labour Movements”.

Reviews

“The voices of migrant domestic workers resisting attempts to control their lives come through strongly in this book and provide deep insight into lives that are intersected by gender, culture, family, and religion. A highly recommended read.” (Jane Holgate, Professor, University of Leeds)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Migrating Women and Domestic Work: Starting Our Exploration

    Yilmaz, Gaye (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Women Migrating to London, Berlin and Istanbul: A Research Study

    Yilmaz, Gaye (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

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  • Dreams Dashed but Not Forgotten

    Yilmaz, Gaye (et al.)

    Pages 37-63

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  • Migrating Women’s Working Lives, Rights and Social Protections

    Yilmaz, Gaye (et al.)

    Pages 65-103

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  • Identity, Belonging, Discrimination, Racism, Sexism and Exclusion

    Yilmaz, Gaye (et al.)

    Pages 105-127

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51649-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51648-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration and Domestic Work
Book Subtitle
The Collective Organisation of Women and their Voices from the City
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51649-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51649-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51648-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 270
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