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Author McKay, Deirdre, 1967- author.

Title An archipelago of care : Filipino migrants and global networks / Deirdre McKay.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Global research studies
Global research studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents In London -- At church -- On Facebook -- In the community center -- At our house -- Back home -- In transit.
Summary "Focusing on the experience of Filipino caregivers in London, some of whom are living and working illegally in their host country, Deirdre McKay considers what migrant workers must do to navigate their way in a global marketplace. She draws on interviews and participant observations, her own long-term fieldwork in communities in the Philippines, and digital ethnography to present an intricate consideration of how these caregivers create stability in potentially precarious living situations. McKay argues that these workers gain resilience from the bonding networks they construct for themselves through social media, faith groups, and community centers. These networks generate an elaborate "archipelago of care" through which migrants create their sense of self"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Foreign workers, Filipino -- Social networks -- England -- London.
Kankanay (Philippine people) -- Social networks -- England -- London.
Household employees -- Social networks -- England -- London.
Service industries workers -- Social networks -- England -- London.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McKay, Deirdre, 1967- Archipelago of care. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016] 9780253024671 (DLC) 2016041299
ISBN 9780253024985 (electronic bk.)
0253024986 (electronic bk.)
9780253024671 (hardcover alkaline paper)