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Chain of love - Region 0


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SJ Films (17 items)
list by morningsong
Published 3 years, 8 months ago 2 comments

Description: The demand for domestic help is increasing in the West, because in many families both parents must work for economic survival. One consequence is migration: escalating numbers of women in the Third World are leaving their own children to take care of kids in the West. Women from the Philippines are well regarded by prospective employers in the United States and Europe. They speak English, are Catholic, and according to many, are caring, intelligent, and compliant. Or, as Rhacel Parrenas (author of the study Global Servants) remarks, "The Filipino nanny is the Mercedes Benz amongst the international [caregivers]." ... (more)
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SJ Films (17 dvds items)

"Discusses the "chain of love" that occurs as more women from the global North and South enter the workforce. As men and many Northern governments refuse to take on the responsibility of care labor, privileged women pass it down to less privileged women and so on. For example, the film discusses how many Filipino nannies who come to work in Europe have their own nannies for their children back at home. Care labor is a huge "export product", bringing money to their country as they pour the love th"