Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes

Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes

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In a globalized economy that is heavily sustained by the labor of immigrants, why are certain nations defined as qidealq labor resources and why do certain groups dominate a particular labor force? The Philippines has emerged as a lucrative source of labor for countries around the world. In Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes Anna Romina Guevarra focuses on the PhilippinesA¹which views itself as the qhome of the great Filipino workerqA¹and the multilevel brokering process that manages and sends workers worldwide. She unravels the transnational production of Filipinos as ideal migrant workers by the state and explores how race, color, class, and gender operate. The experience of Filipino nurses and domestic workersA¹two of the country's prized exportsA¹is at the core of the research, which utilizes interviews with employees at labor brokering agencies, state officials from governmental organizations in the Philippines, and nurses working in the United States. Guevarra's multisited ethnography reveals the disciplinary power that state and employment agencies exercise over care workersA¹managing migration and garnering wagesA¹to govern social conduct, and brings this isolated yet widespread social problem to life.The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers Anna Romina Guevarra. NoTEs. CHAPTER I 1. HoME or THE GREAT FILIPINO WoRKER Although the state typically refers to them as heroes, I call attention fact that women constitute theanbsp;...

Title:Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes
Author: Anna Romina Guevarra
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2009-09-30

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