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Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

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ISBN-10: 0252079116

ISBN-13: 9780252079115

Edition: 2013

Authors: Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Anna Romina Guevarra, Maura Toro-Morn, Grace Chang

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To date, most research on immigrant women and labor forces has focused on the participation of immigrant women on formal labor markets. In this study, contributors focus on informal economies such as health care, domestic work, and the garment industry, where displaced and undocumented women are more likely to work. Because such informal labor markets are unregulated, many of these workers face abusive working conditions that are not reported for fear of job loss or deportation. In examining the complex dynamics of how immigrant women navigate political and economic uncertainties, this collection highlights the important role of citizenship status in defining immigrant women's opportunities, wages, and labor conditions.Contributors are Pallavi Banerjee, Grace Chang, Margaret M. Chin, Jennifer Jihye Chun, Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Emir Estrada, Lucy Fisher, Nilda Flores-González, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Anna Romina Guevarra, Shobha Hamal Gurung, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Marí­a de la Luz Ibarra, Miliann Kang, George Lipsitz, Lolita Andrada Lledo, Lorena Muñoz, Bandana Purkayastha, Mary Romero, Young Shin, Michelle Téllez, and Maura Toro-Morn.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Immigrant Women and Labor Disruptions
Critique of the Neoliberal State
Street Vendors Claiming Respect and Dignity in the Neoliberal City
Elvira Arellano and the Struggles of Low-Wage Undocumented Latina Immigrant Women
This Is What Trafficking Looks Like
Ethnic Enclaves
Gendered Labor: Experiences of Nepali Women within Pan-Ethnic Informal Labor Markets in Boston and New York
Paradoxes of Patriarchy: Contradicting Experiences of South Asian Women in Ethnic Labor Markets
Changing Expectations: Economic Downturns and Immigrant Chinese Women in New York City
Informal Economies
From Street Child Care to Drive-Throughs: Latinas Reconfigure and Negotiate Street Vending Spaces in Los Angeles
Living the Third Shift: Latina Adolescent Street Vendors in Los Angeles
Reinventing Dirty Work: Immigrant Women in Nursing Homes
Extending Kinship: Mexicana Elder Care Providers and Their Wards
Grassroots Organizing and Resistance
Immigrant Women Workers at the Center of Social Change: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates
Transfronteriza: Gender Rights at the Border and La Colectiva Feminista Binacional
Formalizing the Informal: Highly Skilled Filipina Caregivers and the Pilipino Workers Center
FLOResiste: Transnational Labor, Motherhood, and Activism
Afterword
List of Contributors
Index