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Families apart : migrant mothers and the conflicts of labor and love

Author: Geraldine Pratt; Philippine Women Centre of B.C.
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
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In a developing nation like the Philippines, many mothers provide for their families by traveling to a foreign country to care for someone else & rsquo;s. Families Apart focuses on Filipino overseas workers in Canada to reveal what such arrangements mean for families on both sides of the global divide. The outcome of Geraldine Pratt & rsquo;s collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of British Columbia, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pratt, Geraldine.
Families apart.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011044419
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine Pratt; Philippine Women Centre of B.C.
ISBN: 9780816680092 0816680094 0816669988 9780816669981 0816669996 9780816669998
OCLC Number: 794492300
Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 263 pages)
Contents: Enterprising women, failing children: living within the contradictions of neo(liberalism) --
Waiting and the trauma of separation --
Listening to mothers' stories --
Creating new spaces of politics: Nanay: a testimonial play --
Acting on attachments: intimate witness to state violence in the Philippines.
Responsibility: Geraldine Pratt.

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In a developing nation like the Philippines, many mothers provide for their families by traveling to a foreign country to care for someone else & rsquo;s. Families Apart focuses on Filipino overseas workers in Canada to reveal what such arrangements mean for families on both sides of the global divide. The outcome of Geraldine Pratt & rsquo;s collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of British Columbia, this study documents the difficulties of family separation and the problems that children have when they reunite with their mothers in Vancouver. Aimed at those who have lived this experience.

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