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Mobility & Politics
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Ethiopian Migrant Domestic Workers

Migrant Agency and Social Change

Authors: Fernandez, Bina

  • Draws on field research conducted in both the origin country (Ethiopia) and two major destination countries (Lebanon and Kuwait)
  • Examines the important implications behind Ethiopian women's sacrifices that affect the complex layers of family and community social reproduction
  • Analyses the agency of migrant domestic workers, in contrast to other literature that tends to focus on their experiences of abuse and mistreatment by employers
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About this book

This book tells the stories of the Ethiopian women who migrate to work as domestic workers in the Middle East. Drawing on qualitative research in Ethiopia, Lebanon and Kuwait, the author reveals how women’s aspirations to migrate are constituted within unequal gendered structures of opportunity in Ethiopia and asks us to consider how gender, race, class and nationality intersect in the construction of migrant subjectivities and agency. By analysing the impact of migration on social reproduction both in Ethiopia and the destination countries, the book offers fresh empirical and theoretical insights into the largest stream of women’s autonomous international migration from Africa.

About the authors

Bina Fernandez is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24055-4
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • Due: September 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24054-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethiopian Migrant Domestic Workers
Book Subtitle
Migrant Agency and Social Change
Authors
Series Title
Mobility & Politics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24055-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24055-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24054-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 156
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