Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age by Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Anna Romina Guevarra, Maura

By Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Anna Romina Guevarra, Maura Toro-Morn, Grace Chang

 To date, such a lot examine on immigrant girls and hard work forces has desirous about the participation of immigrant girls on formal exertions markets. during this learn, participants concentrate on casual economies corresponding to wellbeing and fitness care, household paintings, highway merchandising, and the garment undefined, the place displaced and undocumented girls usually tend to paintings. simply because such casual exertions markets are unregulated, lots of those employees face abusive operating stipulations that aren't mentioned for worry of task loss or deportation. In studying the complicated dynamics of ways immigrant ladies navigate political and monetary uncertainties, this assortment highlights the real function of citizenship prestige in defining immigrant women's possibilities, wages, and exertions conditions. Contributors are Pallavi Banerjee, Grace Chang, Margaret M. Chin, Jennifer Jihye Chun, Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Emir Estrada, Lucy Fisher, Nilda Flores-González, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, Anna Romina Guevarra, Shobha Hamal Gurung, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, María de l. a. Luz Ibarra, Miliann Kang, George Lipsitz, Lolita Andrada Lledo, Lorena Muñoz, Bandana Purkayastha, Mary Romero, younger Shin, Michelle Téllez, and Maura Toro-Morn.

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If I were to go to work in a factory, I would be leaving at seven in the morning and arriving home at seven at night, and my kids would be completely alone all day long. So I chose to sell tamales. I would bring my kids to school, then I would go to sell, and then I would return and would start cooking for them and later my children arrived” home from school (Moda 2008a [translated by author]). In many cases, street vending allows women to tend to non-income-generating reproductive responsibilities while earning money.

As Mills (2003, 47) notes, “Gendered hierarchies help to produce a segmented and flexible global labor force. ” Thus, neoliberal projects do not constitute a coherent set of policies that can be realized independently of local particularities. Neoliberalism takes different forms depending on the scale and space where they actually take place, resulting in “destructive” and “creative” moments (Brenner and Theodore 2002) and areas of “exception” (Ong 2006). Neoliberalism is a contingent process that takes different forms across space and along other processes of urbanization.

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