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Migration and Care Labour

Theory, Policy and Politics

  • Bridget Anderson
  • Isabel Shutes

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Isabel Shutes, Bridget Anderson
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theorizing Migrant Care Labour

  4. The Institutional Contexts of Migrant Care Labour

  5. Governance and Political Mobilization across Care, Work and Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Guy Mundlak, Hila Shamir
      Pages 192-212
    3. Bridget Anderson, Isabel Shutes
      Pages 213-224
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-235

About this book


The provision of care has been widely referred to as facing a 'crisis'. International migrants are increasingly relied upon to provide care – as domestic workers, nannies, care assistants and nurses. This international volume examines the global construction of migrant care labour and how it manifests itself in different contexts.


care immigration Institution migration Nation politics Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Bridget Anderson
    • 1
  • Isabel Shutes
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)University of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Social PolicyLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

About the editors

Maybritt Jill Alpes, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Gudrun Bauer, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria Cynthia Cranford, University of Toronto, Canada Anna Romina Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Bettina Haidinger ,Working Life Research Centre (FORBA), Austria Zyab Ibañez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Margarita León, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Guy Mundlak, Tel Aviv University, Israel August Österle, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California, USA Hila Shamir,Tel Aviv University, Israel Sarah van Walsum, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Fiona Williams, University of Leeds, UK

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