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Serving the household and the nation : Filipina domestics and the politics of identity in Taiwan

Author: Shu-Ju Ada Cheng
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Serving the Household and the Nation is an absorbing sociological study of the globalization of domestic service. Using the case of Filipina domestics in Taiwan, Cheng examines how nationalist  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shu-Ju Ada Cheng
ISBN: 0739111728 9780739111727
OCLC Number: 64895694
Description: ix, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : serving the household and the nation --
The localization of global trade in domestic service --
Recruitment agencies : recruiters of labor, agents of power --
Facing aliens at home : space of intimacy, space of power --
Weaving sojourning truth --
When the personal meets the global --
Church as the space of belonging and resistance --
Conclusion : homemaking and nation-building.
Responsibility: Shu-Ju Ada Cheng.
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Filipina domestic workers serve in Taiwanese households, performing labor considered dirty or degrading by their local employers. According to Cheng, they also serve the Taiwanese nation, which uses Read more...

 
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