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Families Apart: Migrant Mothers and the Conflicts of Labor and Love

Geraldine Pratt

Abstract

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. This book 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 a 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, those who directly benefit from ... More

Keywords: Philippines, mothers, families, Canada, Vancouver, Filipino migrant domestic workers, neoliberal policies, migrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816669981
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669981.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geraldine Pratt, author
Professor of Geography