Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care

A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim

Editors: Michel, Sonya, Peng, Ito (Eds.)

  • Studies the intersection of care, migration, and public policy
  • Fills a gap in the relevant research on the Pacific Rim
  • Examines the global division of care labor
  • Analyzes transnational care migration from a multi-scalar and comparative perspective
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This book explores how around the world, women’s increased presence in the labor force has reorganized the division of labor in households, affecting different regions depending on their cultures, economies, and politics; as well as the nature and size of their welfare states and the gendering of employment opportunities. As one result, the authors find, women are increasingly migrating from the global south to become care workers in the global north. This volume focuses on changing patterns of family and gender relations, migration, and care work in the countries surrounding the Pacific Rim—a global epicenter of transnational care migration. Using a multi-scalar approach that addresses micro, meso, and macro levels, chapters examine three domains: care provisioning, the supply of and demand for care work, and the shaping and framing of care. The analysis reveals that multiple forms of global inequalities are now playing out in the most intimate of spaces. 

About the authors

Sonya Michel is Professor Emerita of History, American Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Ito Peng is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Social Policy in the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Michel, Sonya (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Intersections of Migrant Care Work: An Overview

    Williams, Fiona

    Pages 23-37

  • Immigrant Women and Home-Based Elder Care in Oakland, California’s Chinatown

    Cranford, Cynthia (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Home Care for Elders in China’s Rural-Urban Dualism: Care Workers’ Fractured Experiences

    Hong, Liu

    Pages 67-89

  • Caring for Your Children: How Mexican Immigrant Mothers Experience Care and the Ideals of Motherhood

    Oliveira, Gabrielle

    Pages 91-112

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55086-2
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55085-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care
Book Subtitle
A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim
Editors
  • Sonya Michel
  • Ito Peng
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55086-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55086-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55085-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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