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This anthology examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide. In a world shaped by mass migration and economic exchange on an ever-increasing scale, women are moving around the globe as never before. Every year, millions leave Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Eastern Europe to work in the homes, nurseries and brothels of the First World - from Vietnamese mail-order brides to Mexican nannies in LA, from Thai girls in Vietnamese brothels to Czech au pairs in the UK. In the new global calculus, the female energy that flows to wealthy countries to ease a "care deficit", is subtracted from poor ones, often to the detriment of the families left behind. Is the main resource now extracted from the Third World no longer gold or silver, but love?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862075887
ISBN-10: 1862075883
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich writes regularly for Time, Harper's, The New York Times Magazine and various British newspapers including The Times and the Guardian. She lives near Key West, Florida. Arlie Hochschild is professor of sociology and co-director at the Center for Working Families at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of The Managed Heart, The Second Shift, and The Time Bind.

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