Globalization, Migration and Domestic Work: Gendering the Debate

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


Our concern in this book is with the commoditization of male domestic work. We situate this process within the wider phenomenon of households’ outsourcing of social reproductive labour, an increase in which, alongside other aspects of personal and intimate life, is a marker of late capitalist service economies. In doing so, this book builds on the rich body of feminist scholarship that has examined the economic, social and cultural dynamics and consequences of the contemporary commoditization of ‘female’ areas of social reproductive labour, namely cleaning, cooking and care-giving — areas which in terms of time commitment account for the bulk of domestic work undertaken in households.1


Domestic Work Migrant Woman Migration Policy Domestic Labour International Division 
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© Majella Kilkey, Diane Perrons and Ania Plomien 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  3. 3.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
  4. 4.Florida State UniversityUSA

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