Illegal. Unamerican. Disposable. In a nation with an unprecedented history of immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders. Contents Introduction Breeding Ignorance, Breeding Hatred Chapter 1: Undocumented Latinas: The New Employable Mother Chapter 2: The Nanny Visa: The. Disposable Domestics by Grace Chang, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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While the overt purpose of this voter initiative was to curtail immigration, ostensibly by restricting the use of public benefits and social services by undocumented immigrants, the real agenda behind it was to criminalize domestivs for presumably entering the country “illegally” and stealing resources from “true” United States citizens.

The initiative proposed to bar undocumented children from public schools and turn away undocumented students from state colleges and universities.

Disposable Domestics : Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy

The first two or three chapters pair well with Entry Denied which focuses on disposab,e racism in constructing U. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Davis “Grace Chang’s Disposable Domestics is as timely and relevant now as it was when it was first written. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The World Bank Welfare Reform.

Emplyable but “Not Employed” Chapter 4: It does an excellent job of humanizing the subjects of the book – domestic workers, both immigrant and US-born, but most typically women of color. The initiative proposed to bar undocumented children from public schools and turn away undocumented students from state colleges and universities. About Grace Chang Grace Chang is a writer and activist, joining in struggles for the dispisable of migrant women and women of color in the United States.


Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy by Grace Chang

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In addition, some of domesttics recurring arguments make the reading somewhat repetitive. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Magally Miranda Alcazar rated it it was amazing Jan 21, The book is rich with examples of both anti-immigrant myths widely espoused in U.

Books by Grace Chang. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The book could also be used as the basis for a participatory debate, providing the opportunity to use the many important examples in the book to counter myths that emanate from a pervasive anti-immigrant ideology. It also proposed to deny the undocumented an array of public benefits and social services, including prenatal and preventive care such as immunizations.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Dec 08, Heather Montes Ireland rated it it was amazing Shelves: Throughout US history, immigration has been viewed and intentionally constructed as plague, infection or infestation and immigrants as disease social and physicalvarmints or invaders. She gives little or no information about her research methodology. Immigrants and Workfare Workers: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


The book uncovers lots of truth that is rarely considered or discussed. These women take care of our children and our old, while sustaining the privileged life of the middle- and upper-class. Chang does nothing but rave angrily, sometimes supplementing her rage with biased studies and liberal “logic.

Emplyable but “Not Employed” Chapter 4: If we look disposavle contemporary popular films, few disoosable seem to tap the fears or thrill the American imagination more than that of the timeless space alien invading the United States, and statespeople have snatched up this popular image to rouse public support for.

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Alisond rated it really liked it Jul 11, Review quote “Since Grace Chang’s Disposable Domestics was first published fifteen years ago, it has not only become a major classic in feminist studies, but has helped to make transnational analyses of reproductive labor central to our understanding of race and gender in the twenty-first century.

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