Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

224 Pages | 1

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190840655

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Care for Sale

An Ethnography of Latin American Domestic and Sex Workers in London

Ana P. Gutiérrez Garza

Issues of Globalization

In homes and brothels around the world, migrant women are selling a unique commodity: care. Care for Sale is an in-depth ethnography of a group of middle-class women from Latin America who exchange care and intimacy for money while working as domestic and sex workers in London. Illuminating the complexities of care work, the book offers a detailed study of women's lives and working conditions. It considers how their experience of migration and intimate labor is one of rupture that both enables and forces them to gradually reconstitute themselves, in their host cities, as people quite distinct from their "normal" selves back home.

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