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Archipelago of Care : Filipino Migrants and Global Networks (Hardcover) (Deirdre Mckay)

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Focusing on the experience of Filipino caregivers in London, some of whom are living and working illegally in their host country, Deirdre McKay considers what migrant workers must do to navigate their way in a global marketplace. She draws on interviews and participant observations, her own long-term fieldwork in communities in the Philippines, and digital ethnography to present an intricate consideration of how these caregivers create stability in potentially precarious living situations. McKay argues that these workers gain resilience from the bonding networks they construct for themselves through social media, faith groups, and community centers. These networks generate an elaborate "archipelago of care" through which migrants create their sense of self.

Number of Pages: 182
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Global Research Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Deirdre Mckay
Language: English
Street Date: December 12, 2016
TCIN: 51820538
UPC: 9780253024671
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5297
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