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The Labor of Care – Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age - Illinois Scholarship Online
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The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez


Anchored in the experiences and lives of Filipina migrants and their families in the Philippines, the main objective of this book is to make visible all of the forms, roles and definitions of social reproductive labor and care work required in the maintenance of the transnational family; demonstrating just how many people are uniquely affected by migration and separation. A second aim is to critically explore current neoliberal moment under which families are forcibly separated and the reconfiguration of the functions, operations and definitions of family in and through the very neoliberal mec ... More

Keywords: transnational family, care work, transnational care, social reproductive labor, Filipino family, Philippine migration, domestic work, labor export, emotions, children left behind, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041723
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, author
San Francisco State University