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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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Abstract

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: Authored 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/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 13178
Depositing User: Nicola Yeates
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 09:40
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/13178
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