Migration and Domestic Work: A European Perspective on a by Helma Lutz

By Helma Lutz

Domestic paintings has turn into hugely appropriate on a neighborhood and worldwide scale. until eventually a decade in the past, household staff have been infrequent in ecu families; at the present time they are often came upon operating for middle-class households and unmarried humans, for double or unmarried mom and dad in addition to for the aged. acting the 3 C's – cleansing, worrying and cooking – family staff supply their lady strength on a world marketplace which Europe has turn into a part of. This international marketplace is now thought of the most important labour marketplace for girls all over the world and it has caused the feminization of migration.

This quantity brings jointly contributions through ecu and US dependent researchers to examine the relationship among migration and household paintings on an empirical and theoretical point. The participants complicated at the phenomenon of 'domestic paintings' in overdue glossy societies by way of discussing diverse methodological and theoretical ways in an interdisciplinary surroundings. the amount additionally seems on the gendered elements of family paintings; it asks why the re-introduction of family staff in eu families has turn into so renowned and may argue that this phenomenon is demanding gender theories. this can be a well timed ebook and should be of curiosity to teachers and scholars within the fields of migration, gender and eu studies.

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