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Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East free pdf For over half a century, the Middle East - and the Arabian Peninsula in particular - has been major migration corridor for domestic workers from Asia and Africa. Migrant domestic workers comprise a significant proportion of the migrant labour force in these countries, in some cases, nearly fifty per cent. This volume goes beyond a discussion of the working conditions of migrant domestic workers to show the multidimensionality of their lives in the Middle East. The chapters illustrate these women's varied processes of "making a home in the world," the existential transformations they undergo, and the multiple ways in which they are able to exert agency, despite the constrained choices they are often forced to make. Contributors show how the spaces these women occupy disrupt and challenge given notions of the public-private divide, re-working them as spaces of encounter and of relationships of belonging, spiritual connection, friendship, conviviality, and sociality. This volume presents a vibrant portrait of migrant domestic workers in the Middle East as more than passive victims of abuse and exploitation, showing how they (like people everywhere) are actively engaged in finding a balance between acting and being acted upon, between struggle and accommodation, closure and openness, and movement and stasis.

About Bina Fernandez

Bina Fernandez is Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of Transformative Policy for Poor Women: A New Feminist Framework (2012). Marina de Regt is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU University, The Netherlands. She is the author of Pioneers or Pawns? Women Health Workers and the Politics of Development in Yemen (2007).

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Author : Bina Fernandez
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 04 December 2014
ISBN : 1137482117
EAN : 9781137482112
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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