An Archipelago of Care
Filipino Migrants and Global Networks
Framing the Global
Published by: Indiana University Press
196 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm, 10 b&w illus.
- ISBN: 9780253024831
- Published: December 2016
Focusing on the experience of Filipino caregivers in London, some of whom are living and working illegally in their host country, Deirdre McKay considers what migrant workers must do to navigate their way in a global marketplace. She draws on interviews and participant observations, her own long-term fieldwork in communities in the Philippines, and digital ethnography to present an intricate consideration of how these caregivers create stability in potentially precarious living situations. McKay argues that these workers gain resilience from the bonding networks they construct for themselves through social media, faith groups, and community centers. These networks generate an elaborate "archipelago of care" through which migrants create their sense of self.
Introduction: Archipelago of Care
1. In London
2. At Church
3. On Facebook
4. In the Community Center
5. At Our House
6. Back Home
7. In Transit
Conclusion: Care and the Global Shatter Zone
a distinctive perspective on global processes, and a valuable addition to the growing literature incorporating emotion into understandings. of migration.~Feminist Review
[T]his book's exploration of transnational care and flows of affect offers a powerful critique of the limits of state-based articulations of belonging, responsibility and entitlement. It poses novel questions to scholars engaging with migration and care ethics in particular.~Ageing and Society
Archipelago of Careis a stimulating contribution to the literature on reproductive labour.