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Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care

A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Caring Around the Pacific Rim

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Sonya Michel, Ito Peng
      Pages 3-22
  3. All (Global) Politics are Local

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113
    2. Out of Kilter: Changing Care, Migration and Employment Regimes in Australia

      • Deborah Brennan, Sara Charlesworth, Elizabeth Adamson, Natasha Cortis
      Pages 143-165
  4. From the Global to the Local, and Back Again

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215
  5. Going Global?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 293-293
    2. Care Going Global? Afterword

      • Shahra Razavi
      Pages 295-304
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 305-316

About this book

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. 

Keywords

  • Pacific Rim
  • Gender relations
  • Transnational care
  • Labor
  • National policies
  • Culture of care

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of History, University of Maryland , College Park, USA

    Sonya Michel

  • Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    Ito Peng

About the editors

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.

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55086-2

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-55085-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85563-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-55086-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 316

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Gender Studies, Human Migration, Social Care

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-55086-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)