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Not one of the family : foreign domestic workers in Canada / edited by Abigail B. Bakan and Daiva Stasiulis
Bib ID 1673731
Format BookBook
Description Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1997 
x, 181 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0802006426 (alkaline paper) (cloth)
0802075959 (alkaline paper) (paper)
Summary

In Not One of the Family, workers-turned-activists and experts on foreign domestic workers document how the Canadian system has institutionalized unequal treatment of citizen and non-citizen workers. Since the 1940s rights of citizenship for immigrant domestic workers in Canada have declined, while the number of women recruited from Third World countries to work in Canadian homes has dramatically increased. The analysis is Not One of the Family is both theoretical and practical, framing ideologies of privacy, maternalism, familialism, and rights, as well as examining government policy, labour organizing, and strategies to resist exploitation. A key resource for all centres for women and immigrant workers, Not One of the Family is also essential reading for civil rights and immigration lawyers, labour groups, and government policy makers.

Full contents
  • Introduction / Abigail B. Bakan and Daiva Stasiulis
  • 1. Foreign Domestic Worker Policy in Canada and the Social Boundaries of Modern Citizenship / Abigail B. Bakan and Daiva Stasiulis
  • 2. From 'Mothers of the Nation' to Migrant Workers / Sedef Arat-Koc
  • 3. An Affair between Nations: International Relations and the Movement of Household Service Workers / Patricia M. Daenzer
  • 4. Little Victories and Big Defeats: The Rise and Fall of Collective Bargaining Rights for Domestic Workers in Ontario / Judy Fudge
  • 5. 'The Work at Home Is Not Recognized': Organizing Domestic Workers in Montreal / Miriam Elvir
  • 6. 'We Can Still Fight Back': Organizing Domestic Workers in Toronto / Pura M. Velasco.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-178) and index.

Subjects Women household employees -- Canada.  |  Women foreign workers -- Canada.
Other authors/contributors Bakan, Abigail B. (Abigail Bess), 1954-  |  Stasiulis, Daiva K

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