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The Resource Caring for strangers : Filipino medical workers in Asia, Megha Amrith

Caring for strangers : Filipino medical workers in Asia, Megha Amrith

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Caring for strangers : Filipino medical workers in Asia
Title
Caring for strangers
Title remainder
Filipino medical workers in Asia
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Megha Amrith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, the Philippines has become one of the largest exporters of medical workers in the world, with nursing in particular offering many the hope of a lucrative and stable career abroad. This timely volume narrates their stories in a multi-sited ethnography that follows aspiring migrants from Manila's vibrant nursing schools to a different reality in Singapore's multicultural hospitals and nursing homes, and back home to a Filipino village. In so doing, the book offers anthropological insights on the lives and expectations of Filipino medical workers who care for strangers in another Asian city and the everyday encounters, anxieties and boundaries they face. It locates their stories within wider debates on migration, labor, care, gender and citizenship, while contributing a new and distinctive perspective to the scholarship on labor migration in Asia. --
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Amrith, Megha
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Monograph series / Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Series volume
no. 134
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical personnel
  • Filipinos
  • Immigrants
  • Medical anthropology
  • Nursing
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Caring for strangers : Filipino medical workers in Asia, Megha Amrith
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political economy of care and migration -- Migrant imaginaries and the act of leaving -- 'Just carers?' Understandings of medical labour -- Caring for others -- Boundaries of migrant sociality -- Elusive search for home -- Quiet lives
Control code
ocn948336518
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9788776941925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948336518
Label
Caring for strangers : Filipino medical workers in Asia, Megha Amrith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political economy of care and migration -- Migrant imaginaries and the act of leaving -- 'Just carers?' Understandings of medical labour -- Caring for others -- Boundaries of migrant sociality -- Elusive search for home -- Quiet lives
Control code
ocn948336518
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9788776941925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948336518

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