Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

Barbara Ehrenreich, Arlie Russell Hochschild


"Important and provocative . . . there are various tempting purposes to choose up worldwide Woman." ―The long island Times

girls are relocating world wide as by no means ahead of. yet for each lady govt racking up common flier miles, there are multitudes of ladies whose trips pass ignored. every year, hundreds of thousands depart 3rd global nations to paintings within the houses, nurseries, and brothels of the 1st global. This broad-scale move of work ends up in a strange displacement, during which the feminine power that flows to filthy rich international locations is subtracted from negative ones―easing a "care deficit" in wealthy international locations, whereas developing one again home.

Confronting quite a number subject matters from the destiny of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in l. a., Global Woman deals an unique examine an international more and more formed via mass migration and fiscal alternate. accumulated and with an creation through bestselling social critics Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this groundbreaking anthology unearths a brand new period during which the most source extracted from constructing countries isn't any longer gold or silver, yet love.

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