The Resource The labor of care : Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age, Valerie Francisco-Menchavez

The labor of care : Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age, Valerie Francisco-Menchavez

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The labor of care : Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age
Title
The labor of care
Title remainder
Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For generations, migration moved in one direction at a time: migrants to host countries, and money to families left behind. The Labor of Care argues that globalization has changed all that. Valerie Francisco-Menchavez spent five years alongside a group of working migrant mothers. Drawing on interviews and up-close collaboration with these women, Francisco-Menchavez looks at the sacrifices, emotional and material consequences, and recasting of roles that emerge from family separation. She pays particular attention to how technologies like Facebook, Skype, and recorded video open up transformative ways of bridging distances while still supporting traditional family dynamics. As she shows, migrants also build communities of care in their host countries. These chosen families provide an essential form of mutual support. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of today's transnational family--sundered, yet inexorably linked over the distances by timeless emotions and new forms of intimacy"--
  • "The nature of transnational families is such that separated members, both abroad and home, consistently craft strategies of care through technology and multidirectional care work to cope with the difficult sacrifice of migration. This book is about the affliction of migration and globalization and the durability of families through these circumstances. It provides accounts of the impact of global care chains on the families of migrant women from the Philippines and the emergence of new forms of intimacies and care work as the women navigate and negotiate the emotional and material consequences of family separation and the resulting shifts in family gender dynamics. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, Francisco presents the self-care perspective of women of color feminism by showing the multidirectional care work that occurs with migration and investigates the changes in family that come with migration and circumstances where migrants are separated from their families because of legal or economic reasons. Anchored in the experiences and lives of Filipino migrants and their families in the Philippines, it also describes the lives of many families from the Global South who are separated from one another. Francisco highlights the way in which new technologies have become central to the reconfiguration of family and how Facebook, Skype, and recorded videos and pictures are important components in the lives of migrant mothers and their families left behind. Francisco analyzes the formation of extended communities of migrant mothers and the fictive kinships that women apart from families of origin create abroad in their mother work abroad"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
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Francisco-Menchavez, Valerie
Dewey number
305.8009599
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM 1271 .F725 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Asian American experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transborder ethnic groups
  • Women immigrants
  • Mothers
  • Digital communications
  • Internet
  • Transnationalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • Digital communications
  • Internet
  • Mothers
  • Transborder ethnic groups
  • Transnationalism
  • Women immigrants
  • Philippines
Label
The labor of care : Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age, Valerie Francisco-Menchavez
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Multidirectional Care in Transnational Families -- Skype Mothers and Facebook Children -- Communities of Care -- Caring Even if It Hurts
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780252041723
Lccn
2017048961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005104880
  • (OCoLC)on1005104880
Label
The labor of care : Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age, Valerie Francisco-Menchavez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Multidirectional Care in Transnational Families -- Skype Mothers and Facebook Children -- Communities of Care -- Caring Even if It Hurts
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780252041723
Lccn
2017048961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005104880
  • (OCoLC)on1005104880

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