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Families Apart Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love

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ISBN-10: 0816669996

ISBN-13: 9780816669998

Edition: 2012

Authors: Geraldine Pratt

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In a developing nation like the Philippines, many mothers provide for their families by traveling to a foreign country to care for someone else’s.Families Apartfocuses on Filipino overseas workers in Canada to reveal what such arrangements mean for families on both sides of the global divide.The outcome of Geraldine Pratt’s collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of British Columbia, this study documents the difficulties of family separation and the problems that children have when they reunite with their mothers in Vancouver. Aimed at those who have lived this experience, those who directly benefit from it, and those who simply stand by and watch,Families Apartshows how Filipino…    
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Book details

List price: $25.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 1/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Collaborating with the Philippine Women Centre: Cultivating a Debate
Enterprising Women, Failing Children: Living within the Contradictions of Neo (Liberalism)
Waiting and the Trauma of Separation
Listening to Mothers 'Stories
Creating New Spaces of Politics: Nanay: A Testimonial Play
Acting on Attachments: Intimate Witness to State Violence in the Philippines
Conclusion: Research into Action