1st Edition

Gender, Migration and Domestic Service

Edited By Janet Henshall Momsen Copyright 1999
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book examines a wide range of migration patterns which have arisen, and exposes the tensions and difficulties including: legal and empowerment issues, cultural and language diversities and barriers, and the impact of live-in employment.

    The book features case studies taken from Europe, South and North America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa and uses original fieldwork using quantitative and qualitative methods.

    Chapter 1 Maids on the Move, Janet Henshall Momsen; Part 1 North America; Chapter 2 Is this Canada?; Chapter 3 Jamaican Domestics, Filipina Housekeepers and English Nannies, Bernadette Stiell, Kim England; Chapter 4 Making Maids, Doreen J. Mattingly; Part 2 South America; Chapter 5 Race and Domestic Service, Sarah A. Radcliffe; Chapter 6 Transcending Gendered Boundaries, Katina Pappas-DeLuca; Part 3 Europe; Chapter 7 Overseas Domestic Workers in the European Union, Bridget Anderson; Chapter 8 The Role of Ethnicity in Shaping the Domestic Employment Sector in Britain, Rosie Cox; Chapter 9 Cinderella Need not Apply, Rekha Narula; Chapter 10 Domestic Work Abroad, Ana Barbi?, Inga Miklav?i?-Brezigar; Part 4 Africa; Chapter 11 ‘Home is where the Children are’, Tessa le Roux; Chapter 12 Working in the City, Miranda Miles; Part 5 Asia; Chapter 13 Interlinking Trajectories, Parvati Raghuram; Chapter 14 Maids in Space, Munira Ismail; Chapter 15 ‘Learning the ways of the Priyayi’, Rebecca Elmhirst; Chapter 16 Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong and their Role in Childcare Provision, Vicky C.W. Tam; Chapter 17 Singapore Women and Foreign Domestic Workers, Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Shirlena Huang; Conclusion, Janet Henshall Momsen;


    Janet Henshall Momsen is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis. In 1988 Professor Momsen founded the Gender Commission of the International Geographical Union and is currently a Director of the Association of Women in Development.

    "The voices of migrant women come through very clearly, interwoven with comprehensive data and analysis" Anti-Slavery Reporter Jan 2000

    "For anyone with a professional interest in women's studies, the global phenomenon of female migration, and the reality of the lives of migrant domestic workers, this is a must have." - Anti-Slavery Reporter Jan 2000