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A risky business [electronic resource] : Ukrainian migrant women in Warsaw's domestic work sector / Marta Kindler.

Author/Creator:
Kindler, Marta.
Publication:
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (222 p.)
Series:
IMISCOE dissertations.
IMISCOE dissertations
IMISCOE dissertations
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Subjects:
Foreign workers -- European Economic Community countries.
Women foreign workers -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book is about migration as a form of risk-taking. Based on Ukrainian women's experiences in the Polish domestic work sector, it presents a new approach to analyse movements of female migrants responding to the demand for household labour around the world. Risks involved in migration and in migrant domestic work are accounted for in detail alongside an analysis of the migration decision-making processes. This study shows how social ties and migrant institutions effectively reduce the otherwise radical asymmetry of power between an individual migrant, the state and an employer. A Risky Business? brings to light the complex risk structures of migrants' activities and their sophisticated responses to them. With their innovative strategies, migrants challenge government-imposed constraints and thus reduce the risks of migration.
Contents:
Front matter
Table of contents
Acknowledgements
1. Ukrainian migrant women, migrant domestic work and risk
2. Risk, migration and migrant domestic work: Selected theory and research review
3. Theoretical approach and research methodology applied in this study
4. Ukrainian migrant women's images of risk
5. Legal risks of migration and legal risk-balancing strategies
6. Risks and risk strategies in migrant domestic work
7. Familiar risk: Ukrainian women in the Polish domestic work sector
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Jan 2021).
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
1-280-66700-1
9786613643933
90-485-1447-9
OCLC:
811490854
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9789048514472 doi
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star