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Migrant Women and Work


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Series Introduction Introduction - Anuja Agrawal Women, Work and Migration in Asia Asian Women Workers in International Labour Migration - Leela Gulati An Overview Gendering Medical Migration - Parvati Raghuram Asian Women Doctors in the UK Caring for the Filipino Family - Rhacel Salazar Parrenas How Gender Differentiates the Economic Causes of Labour Migration Towards an Analysis of Social Mobility of Transnational Migrant Women - Chiho Ogaya The Case of Filipina Domestic Workers Beyond Duty and Desire - Alyson Brody Reconsidering Motivations for Thai Women's Migration to Bangkok Indian Nurses in the Gulf - Marie Percot From Job Opportunity to Life Strategy Family, Migration and Prostitution - Anuja Agrawal The Case of Bedia Community of North India The Traffic in Women - Sheila Jeffreys Human Rights Violation or Migration for Work? Index


The focus of this book on women migrants from different coutries in South and Southeast Asia. It examines the experiences of women who have found work in either unskilled or skilled employment, as domestic workers, doctors, nurses, workers in the entertainment or sex industries or in other capacities.

-- Gender, Technology and Development
The book is significant as it not only breaks the silence on the critical issue of women in migration and its complexities, but also captures its multilayered multiplicity in the era of globalisation....The book underlines the centrality of women in both international and intra-national migration, the ramifications of which has serious economic, political and socio-cultural implications in a changed global scenario. -- The Tribune
The distinguishing feature of this collection of original essays and case studies is that it concentrates on `solo` migrant women....the case studies demonstrate that gender ideologies remain highly resistant to modification even consequent to a radical alteration in the household division of labour owing to women`s migration. -- The Hindustan Times
A look at migrating women, especially single migrant women....focuses on Asian women who migrate globally or across the Asian continent or within their respective countries in order to seek work. -- The Financial Express

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