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Transgressing the Nation-State: The Partial Citizenship and “Imagined (Global) Community” of Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers

  • Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
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Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies Series book series (CFS)

Abstract

Dispersed among a multitude of industrialized nations, migrant Filipina domestic workers have come to constitute a diaspora—more precisely, a contemporary female labor diaspora.1 A particular result of global restructuring, this labor diaspora is a product of the exportled development strategy of the Philippines, the feminization of the international labor force, and the demand for migrant women to fill low-wage service work in many cities throughout the world. As numerous nation-states rely on the Philippines to supply domestic workers and provide care for their populations, the globalization of the market economy constructs the Philippines as a nation gendered female.

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Foreign Currency Global Community Domestic Worker Migrant Woman Migrant Community 
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© Kia Lilly Caldwell, Kathleen Coll, Tracy Fisher, Renya K. Ramirez, and Lok Siu 2009

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