Global Woman Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

ISBN-10: 080506995X

ISBN-13: 9780805069952

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

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Description: In a remarkable pairing, two renowned social critics offer a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Each year, millions leave Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and other third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of the first world. This broad-scale transfer of labor associated with women's traditional roles results in an odd displacement. In the new global calculus, the female energy that flows to wealthy countries is subtracted from poor ones, often to the detriment of the families left behind. The migrant nanny--or cleaning woman, nursing care attendant, maid--eases a "care deficit" in rich countries, while her absence creates a "care deficit" back home. Confronting a range of topics, from the fate of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in Los Angeles and the selling of Thai girls to Japanese brothels, Global Woman offers an unprecedented look at a world shaped by mass migration and economic exchange on an ever-increasing scale. In fifteen vivid essays-- of which only four have been previously published-- by a diverse and distinguished group of writers, collected and introduced by bestselling authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this important anthology reveals a new era in which the main resource extracted from the third world is no longer gold or silver, but love.

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 1/6/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.

Arlie Russell Hochschild, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of two New York Times Notable Books of the Year, THE SECOND SHIFT and THE MANAGED HEART. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Her articles have appeared in Harper's, Mother Jones, and Psychology Today, among others. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, the writer Adam Hochschild.

Introduction
The Nanny Dilemmaby Susan Cheever
The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy
Invisible Labors: Caring for the Independent Person
Maid to Orderby Barbara Ehrenreich Just Another Job? The Commodification of Domestic Laborby Bridget Anderson Filipina Workers in Hong Kong Homes: Household Rules and Relations
America's Dirty Work: Migrant Maids and Modern-Day Slavery
Selling Sex for Visas: Sex Tourism as a Stepping Stone to International Migration
Among Women: Migrant Domestics and Their Taiwanese Employers Across Generations
Breadwinner No Moreby Michele Gamburd Because She Looks like a Child
Clashing Dreams: Highly Educated Overseas Brides and Low-Wage U.S. Husbands
Global Cities and Survival Circuitsby Saskia Sassen Migration Trends: Maps and Chartby Robert Espinoza
Appendix: Activist Organizations
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
The Contributors
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