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Migrant Domestic Workers and Family Life

International Perspectives

  • Maria Kontos
  • Glenda Tibe Bonifacio

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Domestic and Care Work of Migrant Women and the Right to Family Life

  3. Framing Legalities, Employment, and Family Rights

  4. Public Discourse, Family Separation, and Reunification

  5. Remote Mothering, Survival Strategies, and Mobilization

  6. The Metaphor of “Family Member”

About this book


This timely and innovative book delivers a comprehensive analysis of the non-recognition of the right to a family life of migrant live-in domestic and care workers in Argentina, Canada, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, the Philippines, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, and Ukraine.


Family rights migration domestic work social justice national law international law social policy aging Familie family policy organization organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Kontos
    • 1
  • Glenda Tibe Bonifacio
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für SozialforschungJ.W. Goethe UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.University of LethbridgeCanada

About the editors

Mariya Bikova, University of Bergen, Norway Magdalena Díaz Gorfinkiel, Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain Marianne Dobner, International Organization for Migration, Austria Olena Fedyuk, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom Valerie Francisco, University of Portland, United States of America Dorothee Frings, Goethe University, Germany Majda Hr enjak, Peace Institute, Slovenia Julia Lausch, University of Wyoming, United States of America Mojca Pajnik, University of Ljubljana and Peace Institute, Slovenia Amrita Pande, University of Cape Town, South Africa Elin Peterson, Stockholm University, Sweden Gabriela Poblet Denti, University of Barcelona, Spain Aranzazu Recalde, McGill University, Canada Simone Tappert, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland Seong-gee Um, University of Montreal, Canada

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