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

Author: Beatriz P Lorente
Publisher: Bristol : Multilingual Matters, ©2018.
Series: Critical language and literacy studies, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 unpacks why and how language is embedded in the infrastructure of transnational labor migration that links migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lorente, Beatriz P.
Scripts of Servitude.
Bristol : Channel View Publications, 2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beatriz P Lorente
ISBN: 9781783099009 1783099003
OCLC Number: 1007085225
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Language and Transnational Domestic Workers2. The Making of 'Workers of the World': Language and the Labor Brokerage State3. Assembling the 'Supermaid': Language and Communication Skills for 'Vulnerable Occupations'4. Marketing Domestic Workers: Maid Agencies in Singapore5. The English-Speaking Other Looks Back6. Translating Selves: The Trajectories of Transnational Filipino Domestic Workers7. ConclusionAppendices References
Series Title: Critical language and literacy studies, v. 24.
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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