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Families apart : migrant mothers and the conflicts of labor and love / Geraldine Pratt.

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Subject: Foreign workers, Filipino > Canada.
Women foreign workers > Canada.
Women household employees > Canada.
Filipinos > Canada.
Working mothers > Canada.
Immigrant families > Canada.
Mother and child > Philippines.
Philippines > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
Canada > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780816680092
  • ISBN: 0816680094
  • ISBN: 0816669988
  • ISBN: 9780816669981
  • ISBN: 0816669996
  • ISBN: 9780816669998
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 263 pages)
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Enterprising women, failing children: living within the contradictions of neo(liberalism) -- Waiting and the trauma of separation -- Listening to mothers' stories -- Creating new spaces of politics: Nanay: a testimonial play -- Acting on attachments: intimate witness to state violence in the Philippines.
Summary: In a developing nation like the Philippines, many mothers provide for their families by traveling to a foreign country to care for someone else's. Families Apart focuses on Filipino overseas workers in Canada to reveal what such arrangements mean for families on both sides of the global divide. The outcome of Geraldine Pratt's collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of British Columbia, this study documents the difficulties of family separation and the problems that children have when they reunite with their mothers in Vancouver. Aimed at those who have lived this experience.
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