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Global Woman : Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy (02 Edition)

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In a remarkable pairing, two renowned social critics offer a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide.

Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Each year, millions leave Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and other third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of the first world. This broad-scale transfer of labor associated with women's traditional roles results in an odd displacement. In the new global calculus, the female energy that flows to wealthy countries is subtracted from poor ones, often to the detriment of the families left behind. The migrant nanny — or cleaning woman, nursing care attendant, maid — eases a "care deficit" in rich countries, while her absence creates a "care deficit" back home.

Confronting a range of topics, from the fate of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in Los Angeles and the selling of Thai girls to Japanese brothels, Global Woman offers an unprecedented look at a world shaped by mass migration and economic exchange on an ever-increasing scale. In fifteen vivid essays — of which only four have been previously published — by a diverse and distinguished group of writers, collected and introduced by bestselling authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this important anthology reveals a new era in which the main resource extracted from the third world is no longer gold or silver, but love.

Review:

"This very interesting collection focuses on the multiple effects of globalization on women and their families. Among its subjects are the rise in female migration, the transfer of domestic services from low to high-income countries, the care crisis left behind by transnational families, and the problems of international sex tourism. The different essays raise key questions and are important reading for our time." Lourdes Beneria, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Women's Studies at Cornell University

Review:

"For women?s study courses, this look at a heretofore largely unexplored phenomenon is sure to provide controversial material." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Two of the best social thinkers of our time have joined together to produce a volume of deep insight and impeccable scholarship about what it means to be female, poor and ready to move across borders. Long after the advocates of Neoliberalism have been forgotten, this book will live on." Patricia Fernández-Kelly, author of For We Are Sold, I and My People

Review:

"This important book should find a place for itself among scholars of globalization, migration studies, and women's studies." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Global Woman is an extraordinary and original book documenting the effects of far-flung globalization on that most local, domestic, and essential of pursuits?mothering. The commercialization of domestic activity has been hidden in plain view. The authors of Global Woman make it vividly visible." Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect

Review:

"A series of vivid and devastating portraits of women caught up in the global commodification of women's traditional labor, this collection also illuminates the larger forces driving the transnational traffic in child and elder care, housecleaning, and sex services....Global Woman will change the way we think about globalization and about women's caring labor." Evelyn Nakano Glenn, author of Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor

Synopsis:

“Important and provocative . . . There are many tempting reasons to pick up Global Woman.” —The New York Times

Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Each year, millions leave third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of the first world. This broad-scale transfer of labor results in an odd displacement, in which the female energy that flows to wealthy countries is subtracted from poor ones—easing a “care deficit” in rich countries, while creating one back home.

Confronting a range of topics from the fate of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in Los Angeles, Global Woman offers an original look at a world increasingly shaped by mass migration and economic exchange. Collected and with an Introduction by bestselling social critics Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this groundbreaking anthology reveals a new era in which the main resource extracted from developing nations is no longer gold or silver, but love.

About the Author

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of New York Times bestsellers Nickel and Dimed (0-8050-6388-9) and The Worst Years of Our Lives, as well as Blood Rights (0-8050-5787-0).

Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of national bestsellers The Time Bind (0-8050-6643-8) and The Second Shift.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild

Love and Gold by Arlie Russell Hochschild

The Nanny Dilemma by Susan Cheever

The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

Blowups and Other Unhappy Endings by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Invisible Labors: Caring for the Independent Person by Lynn May Rivas

Maid to Order by Barbara Ehrenreich

Just Another Job? The Commodification of Domestic Labor by Bridget Anderson

Filipina Workers in Hong Kong Homes: Household Rules and Relations by Nicole Constable

America's Dirty Work: Migrant Maids and Modern-Day Slavery by Joy M. Zarembka

Selling Sex for Visas: Sex Tourism as a Stepping Stone to International Migration by Denise Brennan

Among Women: Migrant Domestics and Their Taiwanese Employers Across Generations by Pei-Chia Lan

Breadwinner No More by Michele Gamburd

Because She Looks like a Child by Kevin Bales

Clashing Dreams: Highly Educated Overseas Brides and Low-Wage U.S. Husbands by Hung Cam Thai

Global Cities and Survival Circuits by Saskia Sassen

Migration Trends: Maps and Chart by Robert Espinoza

Appendix: Activist Organizations

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

The Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805069952
Subtitle:
Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
Editor:
Ehrenreich, Barbara; Hochschild, Arlie Russell
Editor:
Ehrenreich, Barbara; Hochschild, Arlie Russell
Author:
Hochschild, Arlie Russell
Author:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Editor:
Hochschild, Arlie Russell
Editor:
Shara, Kay
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women & Business
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Nannies
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Minority women
Subject:
Women alien labor. .
Subject:
Immigrant women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
107-341
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.49 x 1 in

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Related Subjects

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Product details 336 pages MacMillan Higher Education - English 9780805069952 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This very interesting collection focuses on the multiple effects of globalization on women and their families. Among its subjects are the rise in female migration, the transfer of domestic services from low to high-income countries, the care crisis left behind by transnational families, and the problems of international sex tourism. The different essays raise key questions and are important reading for our time."
"Review" by , "For women?s study courses, this look at a heretofore largely unexplored phenomenon is sure to provide controversial material."
"Review" by , "Two of the best social thinkers of our time have joined together to produce a volume of deep insight and impeccable scholarship about what it means to be female, poor and ready to move across borders. Long after the advocates of Neoliberalism have been forgotten, this book will live on."
"Review" by , "This important book should find a place for itself among scholars of globalization, migration studies, and women's studies."
"Review" by , "Global Woman is an extraordinary and original book documenting the effects of far-flung globalization on that most local, domestic, and essential of pursuits?mothering. The commercialization of domestic activity has been hidden in plain view. The authors of Global Woman make it vividly visible."
"Review" by , "A series of vivid and devastating portraits of women caught up in the global commodification of women's traditional labor, this collection also illuminates the larger forces driving the transnational traffic in child and elder care, housecleaning, and sex services....Global Woman will change the way we think about globalization and about women's caring labor." Evelyn Nakano Glenn, author of Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor
"Synopsis" by ,
“Important and provocative . . . There are many tempting reasons to pick up Global Woman.” —The New York Times

Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Each year, millions leave third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of the first world. This broad-scale transfer of labor results in an odd displacement, in which the female energy that flows to wealthy countries is subtracted from poor ones—easing a “care deficit” in rich countries, while creating one back home.

Confronting a range of topics from the fate of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in Los Angeles, Global Woman offers an original look at a world increasingly shaped by mass migration and economic exchange. Collected and with an Introduction by bestselling social critics Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this groundbreaking anthology reveals a new era in which the main resource extracted from developing nations is no longer gold or silver, but love.

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