Global Woman

Nannies, Maids And Sex Workers In The New Economy

Barbara Ehrenreich

Published: 1 July 2003
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781862075887
£9.99

Overview

This anthology examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide. In a world shaped by mass migration and economic exchange on an ever-increasing scale, women are moving around the globe as never before. Every year, millions leave Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Eastern Europe to work in the homes, nurseries and brothels of the First World - from Vietnamese mail-order brides to Mexican nannies in LA, from Thai girls in Vietnamese brothels to Czech au pairs in the UK. In the new global calculus, the female energy that flows to wealthy countries to ease a 'care deficit' is subtracted from poor ones, often to the detriment of the families left behind. Is the main resource now extracted from the Third World no longer gold or silver, but love?


About the author

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of over twenty books, including Nickel & Dimed: Undercover in Low-Wage USA, Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World and Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War. She is a frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, The Progressive, The Nation, the New York Times Magazine and the Guardian, and has also written for The Times and the New Statesman. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. More about the author





 
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