We are proud to announce the publication of the edited volume Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim by Palgrave Macmillan, in August 2017.
Our book is getting a lot of well-deserved attention. The electronic version of the book has already been downloaded 539 times, and a dozen reviewers from major journals now have our book in their hands. We are eagerly awaiting reviews.
This book is edited by Sonya Michel and Ito Peng, both affiliates of the Centre for Global Social Policy . The international group of authors in this collection include some of the most prominent scholars currently working in the field of gender, migration and care: Eileen Boris, Monica Boyd, Deborah Brennan, André Laliberté, Rianne Mahon, Shahra Razavi and Fiona Williams, among others. They share research undertaken as part of the SSHRC funded Partnership Project entitled Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care.
The book explores how around the world, women’s increased presence in the labor force has reorganized the division of labor in households, affecting regions in different ways depending on their cultures, economies, and politics, as well as the nature and size of their welfare states and the gendering of employment opportunities. As one result, the authors find, women are increasingly migrating from the Global South to become care workers in the Global North.
This volume focuses on changing patterns of family and gender relations, migration, and care work in the countries surrounding the Pacific Rim—a global epicenter of transnational care migration. Using a multi-scalar approach that addresses micro, meso, and macro levels, chapters examine three domains: care provisioning, the supply of and demand for care work, and the shaping and framing of care. The analysis reveals that via care, multiple forms of global inequalities are now playing out in the most intimate of spaces.
For more information, please go to: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319550855.