Assistant Professor of Sociology & Sexuality Studies Valerie Francisco-Menchavez has published a book
Assistant Professor of Sociology & Sexuality Studies Valerie Francisco-Menchavez has published a book, “The Labor of Care: Filipino Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age” (University of Illinois Press).
For generations, migration moved in one direction at a time: migrants to host countries, and money to families left behind. “The Labor of Care” argues that globalization has changed all that. Francisco-Menchavez spent five years alongside a group of working migrant mothers. Drawing on interviews and up-close collaboration with these women, she looks at the sacrifices, emotional and material consequences, and recasting of roles that emerge from family separation. She pays particular attention to how technologies like Facebook, Skype, and recorded video open up transformative ways of bridging distances while still supporting traditional family dynamics.
Republished by CHSS Connection