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Beyond heroes and victims: Filipina contract migrants, economic activism and class transformations

Gibson, Katherine; Law, Lisa B; McKay, Deirdre


This article employs anti-essentialist Marxist analysis to shed light on the diverse economic activities that Filipina contract migrants are engaged in at home and overseas. We point to the limitations of dominant representations of these women as 'heroes' of national development or 'victims' of a global capitalist economy, which tend to foreclose a discussion of multiple class processes engendered by transnational labour migration. In drawing on a fluid theory of class, we investigate how...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: International Feminist Journal of Politics
DOI: 10.1080/14616740110078185


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