Gender, Migration and Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach. Part I

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC19 Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (host committee)

Language: English

This panel examines the intersections of care, migration and policy regimes around the Pacific Rim. By focusing on this region, we bring together three of today’s fastest-growing centers of transnational care migration, Asia, America and Oceania. Using a multi-scalar analytical framework, papers move from the global to the local, uncovering the links among broad socio-demographic and economic trends, welfare state developments, changes in the gendered division of labor and household patterns, care worker organizations, and international organizations. Authors rely on a wide range of methods, ranging from comparative social policy, historical institutional analysis to ethnography.
Session Organizer:
Ito PENG, University of Toronto, Canada
Ito PENG, University of Toronto, Canada
Sonya A. MICHEL, University of Maryland, USA
Oral Presentations
Kitchen Girl Activists: Domestic Worker Global Policy Coalitions
Jennifer FISH, Old Dominion University, USA
International Healthcare Migration in Asia Pacific: International Policy Responses
Nicola YEATES, The Open University, United Kingdom; Jane PILLINGER, The Open University, United Kingdom
Intimate Labour As Cross-Border Survival: Narratives of Arrival Among Hatian Migrant Domestic Workers in the Dominican Republic
Masaya LLAVANERAS BLANCO, Wilfrid Laurier University - Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
(Self-)Organizing of Migrant Live-in Care Workers in Switzerland
Sarah SCHILLIGER, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland