Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy [Grace Chang] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Contents. “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 . GraceChang’s DisposableDomestics isabout morethan domestics Chang’s focus is primarily on women of color: she describes throughout.
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The first two or three chapters pair well with Entry Denied which focuses on the racism in constructing U.
Breeding Ignorance, Breeding Hatred Induring one of the worst, but certainly not unprecedented, systematic attacks on immigrants to domesics United States, immigrants and their allies began sporting T-shirts bearing the face of an indigenous man and the slogan, “Who are you calling illegal, Pilgrim? The initiative proposed to bar undocumented children from public schools and turn away undocumented students from state colleges and universities.
She gives little or no information about her research methodology. Wendy Trevino rated it it was amazing Sep 30, domsstics Yet, as Chang shows, they are among the most vulnerable and exploited workers. Grace Chang’s vital account of immigrant women’s experiences proves just the opposite: Critical questions could be posed to stimulate discussion about how to confront the challenges presented in the book. She is the author of The Age of Dignity: The book is rich with examples of both anti-immigrant myths widely espoused in U.
Kim Hoang rated it cuang liked it May 09, More to the point, Proposition came out of and was aimed at perpetuating the myth that diisposable immigrants are “illegal” at worst and, at best, the cause of our society’s and economy’s ills.
Contents Breeding Ignorance Breeding Hatred. She is founding director of WORD Women Of color Revolutionary Dialoguesa support group for women and queer and trans people of color building community through spoken word, political theater, music, dance and film.
The World Bank Welfare Reform. This will easily hold the attention of anyone interested in immigration, labor, feminism, poverty, or the self-consuming black hole of late Capitalism. Dec dispozable, Heather Montes Ireland rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chang expresses a refreshingly overt indignation at the contradictory rhetoric and policies of government spokespersons, employers and middle and upper class U.
Although the book would be most valuable when read in its entirety, individual chapters could also be used in isolation. 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. Breeding Ignorance Chhang Hatred.
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Throughout US history, immigration has been viewed and intentionally constructed as plague, infection or infestation and immigrants as disease social and physicalvarmints gracee invaders. Heather Schumer rated it really liked it Oct 30, Other editions – View all Disposable Domestics: Angela rated it liked it Aug 09, This will easily hold the attention of anyone interested in immigration, labor, feminism, poverty, or the self-consuming black hol This is relevant inmaybe more so than when it was written.
The book could also be used as the basis chahg 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. Lau rated it liked it Feb 20, If we domestkcs at contemporary popular films, few themes 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.
Her essays doomestics articles on immigrant women, welfare, and work have appeared in Radical America, Socialist Review, and the anthology Dragon Ladies: The Bracero Program Revisited. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Jun 21, Sean rated it really liked it Recommends it for: These women take care of our children and our old, while sustaining the privileged life of the middle- and upper-class. Gatekeeping and Housekeeping An Excerpt: It unveils many root causes of systemic racism as well as ways that the government and big cooperations are using to keep the poor poor so that people of higher classes can have replaceable, readily-exploitable cheap labor.