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Globalizing care economies and migrant workers: Explorations in global care chains

Yeates, Nicola (2009). Globalizing care economies and migrant workers: Explorations in global care chains. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

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This major work combines theoretical innovation with systematic empirical substance to explore the contours and dynamics of a major global social phenomenon - the globalization of reproductive labour. Grounded in careful historical analysis, the book offers important insights into key actors in contemporary globalization processes: migrant care workers. Expanding the traditional focus on domestic workers, the book presents a significant analysis of the international migration of professional nurses and religious care workers and the part they play in forging the 'new' global reproductive economy. Covering a range of countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, this innovative inter-disciplinary analysis of a major global phenomenon of our time is an essential reference for scholars of migration, globalization and gender.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 0-230-00534-9, 978-0-230-00534-1
Keywords: global care chains; globalization; social reproduction; migrant care workers; social policy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 13178
Depositing User: Nicola Yeates
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 09:40
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:11
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