Auteur: Chang, Grace
Titel: Disposable Domestics
Sub titel: Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy
A provocative look at the lives of immigrant women in the US and the roles they play in today's economy as nannies, domestic workers, janitors, farm workers, factory workers & mothers. What place do these women have in social movements for justice & dignity for all? Chang dismantles recent arguments in favor of curbing immigration and eliminating access to education, health care, and welfare, piercing the rhetoric to reveal the racism and misogyny underneath. She unravels the twisted history of US immigration policy and its role in drawing much-needed workers to the 'land of opportunity' and then discarding them when the need has passed. Most importantly, she highlights the unrewarded work immigrant women perform as caregivers, cleaners and servers and shows how these women are actively resisting the exploitation they face.
2000, pag., Euro 17
South End Press, Boston, ISBN 896086178
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