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Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age
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Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Anna Romina Guevarra, and Maura Toro-Morn

Abstract

To date, most research on immigrant women and labor forces has focused on the participation of immigrant women in formal labor markets. This book focuses on informal economies such as health care, domestic work, street vending, and the garment industry, where displaced and undocumented women are more likely to work. Because such informal labor markets are unregulated, many of these workers face abusive working conditions that are not reported for fear of job loss or deportation.The book explores the labor experiences of primarily Asian and Latina immigrant women, engaged in low-wage work. It a ... More

Keywords: immigrant women, formal labor markets, citizenship, labor conditions, informal labor markets, wages, street vending, domestic work, garment industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037573
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, editor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Anna Romina Guevarra, editor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Maura Toro-Morn, editor
Illinois State University

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Contents

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Introduction

Maura Toro-Morn, Anna Romina Guevarra, and Nilda Flores-González

Part 1 Critique of the Neoliberal State

Part 2 Ethnic Enclaves

4 Gendered Labor

Shobha Hamal Gurung and Bandana Purkayastha

5 Paradoxes of Patriarchy

Pallavi Banerjee

6 Changing Expectations

Margaret M. Chin

Part 3 Informal Economies

8 Living the Third Shift

Emir Estrada and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

9 Reinventing Dirty Work

Lucy T. Fisher and Miliann Kang

10 Extending Kinship

María de la Luz Ibarra

Part 4 Grassroots Organizing and Resistance

11 Immigrant Women Workers at the Center of Social Change

Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin

12 Transfronteriza

Michelle Téllez

13 Formalizing the Informal

Anna Romina Guevarra and Lolita Andrada Lledo

14 FLOResiste

Nilda Flores-González and Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz

Afterword

Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán