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When the Personal becomes Global: A Study of Global Care Chains in a European Context

Gisladottir, Rakel LU (2010) SIMT32 20101
Master of Science in Development Studies
Graduate School
Department of Sociology
Abstract
This thesis provides insight into Global Care Chains located between Italy and Ukraine. The countries under analysis represent different ends of the Global Care Chain, Italy being a country of immense immigration and Ukraine being on the other side as a country of large emigration. The women who migrate are mostly mothers and/or wives and their most common employment is in the reproductive sector of Italian society, meeting the ever increasing "care deficit". When in Italy the immigrant workers face not only gendered inequality often attached to care and domestic work but also structures of race, ethnicity and class. I have chosen to use two distinct but nevertheless related frameworks of to approach the Global Care Chain topic. The two... (More)
This thesis provides insight into Global Care Chains located between Italy and Ukraine. The countries under analysis represent different ends of the Global Care Chain, Italy being a country of immense immigration and Ukraine being on the other side as a country of large emigration. The women who migrate are mostly mothers and/or wives and their most common employment is in the reproductive sector of Italian society, meeting the ever increasing "care deficit". When in Italy the immigrant workers face not only gendered inequality often attached to care and domestic work but also structures of race, ethnicity and class. I have chosen to use two distinct but nevertheless related frameworks of to approach the Global Care Chain topic. The two approaches are based in the Globalization of Reproductive Labour framework and include the analysis of Care Regimes and New International Division of Reproductive Labour. The empirical material I will be using will consist of secondary sources, based both in quantitative and qualitative data. The secondary sources will represent the Global Care Chain, both in the national context as well as in the global. (Less)
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author
Gisladottir, Rakel LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT32 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Global Care Chains, Reproductive Labour, Migration, Italy, Ukraine, Class, Gender, Ethnicity, Care Regimes, the New International Division of Reproductive Labour.
language
English
id
1736552
date added to LUP
2010-12-06 15:05:53
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2014-05-27 12:09:39
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  abstract     = {This thesis provides insight into Global Care Chains located between Italy and Ukraine. The countries under analysis represent different ends of the Global Care Chain, Italy being a country of immense immigration and Ukraine being on the other side as a country of large emigration. The women who migrate are mostly mothers and/or wives and their most common employment is in the reproductive sector of Italian society, meeting the ever increasing "care deficit". When in Italy the immigrant workers face not only gendered inequality often attached to care and domestic work but also structures of race, ethnicity and class. I have chosen to use two distinct but nevertheless related frameworks of to approach the Global Care Chain topic. The two approaches are based in the Globalization of Reproductive Labour framework and include the analysis of Care Regimes and New International Division of Reproductive Labour. The empirical material I will be using will consist of secondary sources, based both in quantitative and qualitative data. The secondary sources will represent the Global Care Chain, both in the national context as well as in the global.},
  author       = {Gisladottir, Rakel},
  keyword      = {Global Care Chains,Reproductive Labour,Migration,Italy,Ukraine,Class,Gender,Ethnicity,Care Regimes,the New International Division of Reproductive Labour.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {When the Personal becomes Global: A Study of Global Care Chains in a European Context},
  year         = {2010},
}