Globalization, Migration and Domestic Work: Gendering the Debate
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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
KeywordsDomestic Work Migrant Woman Migration Policy Domestic Labour International Division
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