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Empire of care : nursing and migration in Filipino American history

Author: Catherine Ceniza Choy
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interdisciplinary examination of how the migration of nurses from the Philippines to the U.S. is inextricably linked to American imperialism and the U.S. colonization of the Philippine Islands in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Choy, Catherine Ceniza, 1969-
Empire of care.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002012388
(OCoLC)50316325
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Ceniza Choy
ISBN: 9780822384410 0822384418 9781283064354 1283064359
OCLC Number: 647846085
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The Contours of a Filipino American History --
Part I. Nurturing Empire --
1. Nursing Matters: Women and U.S. Colonialism in the Philippines --
2. "The Usual Subjects": The Preconditions of Professional Migration --
Part II. Caring Unbound --
3. "Your Cap Is a Passport": Filipino Nurses and the U.S. Exchange Visitor Program --
4. To the Point of No Return: From Exchange Visitor to Permanent Resident --
Part III. Still the Golden Door? --
5. Trial and Error: Crime and Punishment in America's "Wound Culture" --
6. Conflict and Caring: Filipino Nurses Organize in the United States --
Epilogue --
Appendix: On Sources.
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Catherine Ceniza Choy.
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In western countries, including the United States, foreign-trained nurses constitute a crucial labor supply. The largest number of these nurses come from the Philippines. This book presents an  Read more...

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