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Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration, and Domestic Work
Servants of Globalization is a poignant and often troubling study of migrant Filipina domestic workers who leave their own families behind to do the mothering and caretaking work of the global economy in countries throughout the world. It specifically focuses on the emergence of parallel lives among such workers in the cities of Rome and Los Angeles, two main destinations ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 328 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by Stanford University Press
(first published April 1st 2001)
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After having finished my first year in university learning about the effects of globalization on immigrant women (especially Filipinas), I was very excited to have been lent this book by a family friend. I walk away from this book understanding the lives of transnational migrants a little bit more than I did before; both its apparent/obvious traits as well as its more ambiguous causes of workers' migrations. I recommend reading Parrenas' dissertation if one is interested in delving into this con ...more