The Experiences of Ghanaian Live-in Caregivers in the United States

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The Experiences of Ghanaian Live-in Caregivers in the United States

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Using the convergence of the impact of globalization and political turmoil in Ghana on Ghanaian women as a backdrop, this book examines the migration of the women to the US and their decisions to care for upper middle class white seniors who elected to stay in their homes to be cared for by private caregivers. The book explores the attraction of domestic care work, the women’s perceptions of their job, their relationships with their clients, and the dynamics of their relationships with their immediate families and families left behind in Ghana. It also analyzes the women’s interactions with the immigrant community from their remote work sites. The book examines widely-held beliefs about domestic work as undervalued, under-remunerated, and relegated to marginalized immigrant women of color.

ISBN

978-1-4985-6445-8

Publication Date

11-2017

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield

City

Lanham, MD

Keywords

Africa, Immigration and Emigration, Gender Studies

Disciplines

Women's Studies

The Experiences of Ghanaian Live-in Caregivers in the United States

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