By Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez

Family and care paintings in deepest families is now the most important employment area for migrant girls. This booklet sheds gentle on those families via its concentrate on the interpersonal relationships among Latin American “undocumented migrant” household employees and employers in Austria, Germany, Spain and the united kingdom. the non-public reviews of those girls shape the foundation for Guti?rrez-Rodr?guez’s decolonial research of the feminization of work in deepest families and cultural research of household paintings as affective hard work. This ebook should be an important voice within the debates on citizenship, cosmopolitanism, and migrant staff’ rights.

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This contributes to the structural dynamics in academia, mediated through the politics of funding and public recognition. My writing of this book is an outcome of a collaborative and cooperative process of thinking, telling stories, arguing with funding institutions, encountering voices outside the academic setting and creating solidarity networks for a human and affective environment committed to social justice. ”75 It follows Anzaldúa’s suggestion that we disengage with “the dominant culture, write it off altogether as a lost cause, and cross the border into a wholly new [ .

Different barriers are in place in the form of language proficiency and recognition of professional experiences and skills that are subtly textured by racism and restricted access to the labor market. The only avenues to employment that remain open, in particular for “undocumented migrants,” are personal service, hospitality, care and cleaning. This observation requires that we situate the production of knowledge and the encounter between researcher and research participants within the context of working conditions within and outside academic institutions.

Thus, we need to inquire critically into research on “migrant” domestic workers in order to examine the power relations between researchers and research participants. Within the Western European context, research on migrant domestic workers reflects the broader gendered and racialized division of work in society. The researchers conducting research on “migrant women” are mostly White European women. ” Though some of my research participants have a university degree, they are unable to work in an academic institution or within the educational system in general.

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