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The experiences of Ghanaian live-in caregivers in the United States

Author: Martha Donkor
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book documents the experiences of Ghanaian live-in caregivers and argues that they value care work on their own terms and not on American perceptions. The challenges of work in a different  Read more...

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Donkor, Martha.
Experiences of Ghanaian live-in caregivers in the United States.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017047836
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Donkor
ISBN: 9781498564458 1498564453 9781498564465 1498564461
OCLC Number: 1005684245
Description: xvii, 143 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Women, globalization, migration, and work --
Ghana in the global political economy --
Ghanaian women and the international migration process --
The chance and choice of live-in caregiving --
The dynamics of live-in caregiving --
Organizing family from a distance --
Live in at what cost? --
Rethinking immigrant women's care work.
Responsibility: Martha Donkor.

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