Gatekeepers in the Domestic Service Industry in Canada
The previous chapter considered the global conditions under which migration from the Third World to the First World, and the migration of female domestic workers in particular, occurs. These broad parameters, however, are not predetermined forces operating in the absence of human agency. Citizenship rights, and the denial of those rights, are negotiated in a global nexus of human relations where various interests, ideas and practices are enacted, and come into conflict in contested arenas. These negotiations arise within and challenge a variety of structural and legislative restrictions, each with distinct but parallel processes of individual and collective strategies.
KeywordsDomestic Worker Migrant Woman Domestic Labour Placement Agency Canadian Labour Market
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