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Scripts of servitude : language, labor migration and transnational domestic work

Author: Beatriz P Lorente
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Multilingual Matters, [2018]
Series: Critical language and literacy studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how language is a central resource in transforming migrant women into transnational domestic workers. Focusing on the migration of women from the Philippines to Singapore, it  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatriz P Lorente
ISBN: 9781783098996 1783098996 9781783098989 1783098988
OCLC Number: 1004206453
Description: xvii, 176 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Language and transnational domestic workers --
The making of "workers of the world": language and the labor brokerage state --
Assembling the "supermaid": language and communication skills for "vulnerable occupations" --
Marketing domestic workers: maid agencies in Singapore --
The English-speaking Other looks back --
Translating selves: the trajectories of transnational Filipino domestic workers --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Critical language and literacy studies.
Responsibility: Beatriz P. Lorente.

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Following script analyses of language work in call centres (e.g., Cameron 2000), fast food and insurance outlet (e.g., Leidner 1993), and accounting (e.g., Choo 1989), Lorente provides a relevant Read more...

 
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