Disposable Domestics

Disposable Domestics highlights how immigrant women perform this critical work
while leading some of the most important social justice movements of our time. “
Since Grace Chang's Disposable Domestics was rst published sixteen years ...

Author: Grace Chang

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608465292

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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Illegal. Unamerican. Disposable. In a nation with an unprecedented history of immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders in search of equal opportunity is that of a drain. Grace Chang's vital account of immigrant women—who work as nannies, domestic workers, janitors, nursing aides, and homecare workers—proves just the opposite: the women who perform our least desirable jobs are the most crucial to our economy and society. Disposable Domestics highlights the unrewarded work immigrant women perform as caregivers, cleaners, and servers and shows how these women are actively resisting the exploitation they face.

Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism

China's Workers under Assault: The Exploitation of Labor in a Globalizing
Economy. New York: Sharpe. Chang, Grace. 2000. Disposable Domestics:
Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy. Boston: South End Press.
Chao, J. 2002.

Author: Melissa Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136081623

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. Melissa W. Wright explains how this notion proliferates, both within and beyond factory walls, through the telling of a simple story: the myth of the disposable Third World woman. This myth explains how young women workers around the world eventually turn into living forms of waste. Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism follows this myth inside the global factories and surrounding cities in northern Mexico and in southern China, illustrating the crucial role the tale plays in maintaining not just the constant flow of global capital, but the present regime of transnational capitalism. The author also investigates how women challenge the story and its meaning for workers in global firms. These innovative responses illustrate how a politics for confronting global capitalism must include the many creative ways that working people resist its dehumanizing effects.

Unprotected Labor

On political movements of domestics in the wake of the civil rights movement and
the women's movement, see Cobble, “Spontaneous Loss of Enthusiasm,” 34; and
Cobble, The Other ... See also Chang, Disposable Domestics, 123–54; and ...

Author: Vanessa H. May

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807877905

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor protections that formed the foundation of the welfare state. Looking at the debate over domestic service from both sides of the class divide, Unprotected Labor assesses middle-class women's reform programs as well as household workers' efforts to determine their own working conditions. May argues that working-class women sought to define the middle-class home as a workplace even as employers and reformers regarded the home as private space. The result was that labor reformers left domestic workers out of labor protections that covered other women workers in New York between the late nineteenth century and the New Deal. By recovering the history of domestic workers as activists in the debate over labor legislation, May challenges depictions of domestics as passive workers and reformers as selfless advocates of working women. Unprotected Labor illuminates how the domestic-service debate turned the middle-class home inside out, making private problems public and bringing concerns like labor conflict and government regulation into the middle-class home.

Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework

... worked nights at the post office . Our in - laws filled in when they had to . " 5
Another woman pointed out : 3 DISPOSABLE DOMESTICS : IMMIGRANT
Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy Grace

Author: Mary K. Zimmerman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804753241

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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A provocative collection on women's paid and unpaid carework, examining the lives of the women at the center of new global dynamics.

Disposable Lighters from the People s Republic of China and Thailand

For the reasons stated below , I find that the subject imports had no significant
price effects on the domestic disposable pocket lighter industry . The availability
of substitute products limits a domestic producer ' s ability to increase its prices .

Author: United States International Trade Commission



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Disposable Lighters from the People s Republic of China

B . The Effect of Subject Imports on Domestic Prices In evaluating the effect of
LTFV imports on domestic prices , the Commission considers whether there has
been significant price underselling by subject imports and whether the imports ...

Author: United States International Trade Commission



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Women and Death in Film Television and News

... see ibid.;Kevin Bales, Disposable People:New Slaveryinthe GlobalEconomy (
Berkeley: University ofCalifornia Press, 2004); andGrace Chang, Disposable
Domestics: ImmigrantWomen Workers inthe Global Economy (Cambridge, MA:
South ...

Author: Joanne Clarke Dillman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137452285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

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Dead women litter the visual landscape of the 2000s. In this book, Clarke Dillman explains the contextual environment from which these images have arisen, how the images relate to (and sometimes contradict) the narratives they help to constitute, and the cultural work that dead women perform in visual texts.

Encyclopedia of Race Ethnicity and Society

2001. “Just Another Job? Paying for Domestic Work.” Gender and Development 9
(1):25–33. Chang, Grace. 2000. Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women
Workers in the Global Economy. Boston, MA: South End Press. Ehrenreich,

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Psychological Political and Cultural Meanings of Home

As Grace Chang (2000) repeatedly makes clear inheranalysis ofthelife of “
disposable domestics,” theirmigration isfarfrombeing simply voluntary, and their
lowwage jobs inthe service and entertainment industries are often unprotected ...

Author: Mechthild Hart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317717945

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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Discover different dimensions of the meaning of home across political, cultural, and geographic boundaries! Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home brings a unique multidisciplinary, multicultural approach to address the interconnection of diverse experiences with the meaning of home. Filled with useful insights from respected authorities, this book shows you that the meaning of home can be incredibly varied, especially when viewed in the context of community psychology and social work. Explore the multiple facets of the meaning of “home,” and discover how our personal, professional, cultural, and political background contributes to how we envision or experience home. From physical dwellings such as a convent or a prison, through political frameworks that confirm or challenge the status quo, on through the related meanings of home that cross cultural and geographical boundaries, Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home presents an added dimension of what home truly can be. You will learn that home is a volatile mix of yearning and loss, of being at home or searching for it, and that this very mix is the framework that reflects each differing belief. With Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home you’ll explore: the changing meanings of home for Taiwanese employers of foreign domestics under globalization the opportunities and critical success factors for work and career in the home the complexities and restrictions of convent life as home how women detainees in a large urban county jail form altered definitions of “home” how novelists can give a powerful voice to the homeless by creating an inner image that contains all essential elements of home the cultural constructions surrounding the ambiguous lyrics of “Sweet Home Chicago” the role of childhood immigration in the construction of self-identity the relationship between country of origin and the ability to create a sense of home in other countries and cultures the recreation of home in diverse places by the nomad, who carries home as an essential psychological belonging within Psychological, Political, and Cultural Meanings of Home is a fascinating, eye-opening book for those in community studies, psychology, sociology, culture studies, literature, and women’s studies.

Global Families

Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy.
Cambridge, MA: South End. Chang, I. 1997. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten
Holocaust of WWII. New York: Basic. Chant, S. 1997. Women Headed
Households: ...

Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412998638

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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In Global Families, author Meg Karraker provides family scholars with a methodical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of globalization. Global Families then examines the ways in which globalization impinges on families throughout the world in four major areas: demographic transitions, world-wide culture, international violence, and transnational employment. The book concludes with a discussion of supra-national policies and other efforts to position families in this global landscape.

The Maid s Daughter

Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy.
Boston: South End. Chaudry, Ajay. 2004. Putting Children First: How Low-Wage
Working Mothers Manage Child Care. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Chavez ...

Author: Mary Romero

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814769365

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries This is Olivia’s story. Born in Los Angeles, she is taken to Mexico to live with her extended family until the age of three. Olivia then returns to L.A. to live with her mother, Carmen, the live-in maid to a wealthy family. Mother and daughter sleep in the maid’s room, just off the kitchen. Olivia is raised alongside the other children of the family. She goes to school with them, eats meals with them, and is taken shopping for clothes with them. She is like a member of the family. Except she is not. Based on over twenty years of research, noted scholar Mary Romero brings Olivia’s remarkable story to life. We watch as she grows up among the children of privilege, struggles through adolescence, declares her independence and eventually goes off to college and becomes a successful professional. Much of this extraordinary story is told in Olivia’s voice and we hear of both her triumphs and setbacks. We come to understand the painful realization of wanting to claim a Mexican heritage that is in many ways not her own and of her constant struggle to come to terms with the great contradictions in her life. In The Maid’s Daughter, Mary Romero explores this complex story about belonging, identity, and resistance, illustrating Olivia’s challenge to establish her sense of identity, and the patterns of inclusion and exclusion in her life. Romero points to the hidden costs of paid domestic labor that are transferred to the families of private household workers and nannies, and shows how everyday routines are important in maintaining and assuring that various forms of privilege are passed on from one generation to another. Through Olivia’s story, Romero shows how mythologies of meritocracy, the land of opportunity, and the American dream remain firmly in place while simultaneously erasing injustices and the struggles of the working poor. A happy ending for the maid's daughter: Hector Tobar's profile of Olivia for the LA Times

Global Woman

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989. Chang, Grace. Disposable
Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy. Cambridge, Mass
.: South End Press, 2000. Chant, Sylvia. Women-Headed Households: Diversities
and ...

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429963050

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In a remarkable pairing, two renowned social critics offer a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Each year, millions leave Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and other third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of the first world. This broad-scale transfer of labor associated with women's traditional roles results in an odd displacement. In the new global calculus, the female energy that flows to wealthy countries is subtracted from poor ones, often to the detriment of the families left behind. The migrant nanny--or cleaning woman, nursing care attendant, maid--eases a "care deficit" in rich countries, while her absence creates a "care deficit" back home. Confronting a range of topics, from the fate of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in Los Angeles and the selling of Thai girls to Japanese brothels, Global Woman offers an unprecedented look at a world shaped by mass migration and economic exchange on an ever-increasing scale. In fifteen vivid essays-- of which only four have been previously published-- by a diverse and distinguished group of writers, collected and introduced by bestselling authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this important anthology reveals a new era in which the main resource extracted from the third world is no longer gold or silver, but love.

The Immigration Crucible

Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy.
Boston: South End Press. Charles, C. Z. 2003. “The Dynamics of Racial
Residential Segregation.” Annual Review of Sociology 29: 167–207. Chavez,
Leo. 1997.

Author: Philip Kretsedemas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527322

Category: Law

Page: 224

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In the debate over U. S. immigration, all sides now support policy and practice that expand the parameters of enforcement. Philip Kretsedemas examines this development from several different perspectives, exploring recent trends in U.S. immigration policy, the rise in extralegal state power over the course of the twentieth century, and discourses on race, nation, and cultural difference that have influenced politics and academia. He also analyzes the recent expansion of local immigration law and explains how forms of extralegal discretionary authority have become more prevalent in federal immigration policy, making the dispersion of local immigration laws possible. While connecting such extralegal state powers to a free flow position on immigration, Kretsedemas also observes how these same discretionary powers have been used historically to control racial minority populations, particularly African Americans under Jim Crow. This kind of discretionary authority often appeals to "states rights" arguments, recently revived by immigration control advocates. Using these and other examples, Kretsedemas explains how both sides of the immigration debate have converged on the issue of enforcement and how, despite differing interests, each faction has shaped the commonsense assumptions defining the debate.

The Columbia Guide to Asian American History

Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy.
Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press, 2000. Cheung, King-Kok. Articulate
Silences: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa. Ithaca, N.Y.:
Cornell ...

Author: Gary Y. Okihiro

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505957

Category: History

Page: 352

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Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study. It examines, comments, and questions the changing assumptions and contexts underlying the experiences and contributions of an incredibly diverse population of Americans. Arriving and settling in this nation as early as the 1790s, with American-born generations stretching back more than a century, Asian Americans have become an integral part of the American experience; this cleverly organized book marks the trajectory of that journey, offering researchers invaluable information and interpretation. Part 1 offers a synoptic narrative history, a chronology, and a set of periodizations that reflect different ways of constructing the Asian American past. Part 2 presents lucid discussions of historical debates—such as interpreting the anti-Chinese movement of the late 1800s and the underlying causes of Japanese American internment during World War II—and such emerging themes as transnationalism and women and gender issues. Part 3 contains a historiographical essay and a wide-ranging compilation of book, film, and electronic resources for further study of core themes and groups, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and others.

Reframing the International

1996 , 3–36 ; Grace Chang , Disposable Domestics : Immigrant Women Workers
in the Global Economy ( Cambridge : South End Press , 2000 ) . 18. See , for
example , Papastergiadis , The Turbulence of Migration . 19. Safran , “ Diasporas
in ...

Author: Richard A. Falk

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415931762

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Re-Framing the International insists that, if we are to properly face the challenges of the coming century, we need to re-examine international politics and development through the prism of ethics and morality. International relations must now contend with a widening circle of participants reflecting the diversity and uneveness of status, memory, gender, race, culture and class.

Mothers in Academia

Family friendly policies in higher education: A five-year report. Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan. Retrieved from http://www.cew.umich.edu/sites/default/
files/ReduxBriefFinal5-1.pdf. Chang, G. 2000. Disposable domestics: Immigrant
women ...

Author: Mari Castaneda

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231534582

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Featuring forthright testimonials by women who are or have been mothers as undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, administrators, and professors, Mothers in Academia intimately portrays the experiences of women at various stages of motherhood while theoretically and empirically considering the conditions of working motherhood as academic life has become more laborious. As higher learning institutions have moved toward more corporate-based models of teaching, immense structural and cultural changes have transformed women's academic lives and, by extension, their families. Hoping to push reform as well as build recognition and a sense of community, this collection offers several potential solutions for integrating female scholars more wholly into academic life. Essays also reveal the often stark differences between women's encounters with the academy and the disparities among various ranks of women working in academia. Contributors—including many women of color—call attention to tokenism, scarce valuable networks, and the persistent burden to prove academic credentials. They also explore gendered parenting within the contexts of colonialism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, ageism, and heterosexism.

The African Diaspora in the Austrian Political Economy A Marxist Analysis

... no matter whether working as 'disposable domestics' for example in the tourism
industry or as harvest hands whenever the Austrian agrarian sector uses them as
an 'industrial reserve army.' Moreover, African migrants in Austria – as a result ...

Author: Mathias Sajovitz

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 143573534X

Category: African diaspora

Page: 71

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More than 25,000 people of African descent are living in Austria, one of the richest political economies in the world that is part and parcel of one of the strongest neo-imperialist blocks in the form of the European Union. Migration of Africans to Austria thus must be seen in the context of global capitalism, which has harmfully impacted on the global South by means of neo-imperialism and thus has led to migration to the global North. Byreferring to Marxist theory, more particularly world-systems-theory and Marxist migration theory, the book at hand examines the African Diasporain Austria from a twofold perspective. First, it illustrates the role of Austria in the global economy after World War II and during theemergence of global turbo-capitalism. Second, the narrative illustrates how people deprived of their livelihoods on the African continent becomesubjects of exploitation and discrimination in Austria via the asylum route.

Making State Making Family

Similarly , treating domestic workers as emotional confidants or as “ one of the
family , " often frames the employer - employee relationship in terms of personal
ties ... Mary Romero , Maid in the U.S.A .; Grace Chang , Disposable Domestics .

Author: Priya Kandaswamy




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The Indicus Consumer Handbook

Total Economic indicators ( Refer Box 1 for definition ) Rs Billion US $ Billion $
PPP terms Gross domestic product 599 489 563 3 , 036 2 , 477 National income
Net national disposable income 2 , 856 Private income 27 , 600 22 , 520 25 , 971

Author: Laveesh Bhandari

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131720387

Category: Consumers

Page: 232

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