Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author McKay, Deirdre, 1967-

Title Global Filipinos : migrants' lives in the virtual village / Deirdre McKay
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription Collection    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (x, 247 pages)
Series Tracking globalization
Tracking globalization.
Contents Finding the village -- Becoming a global kind of woman -- Failing to progress -- New territories -- Haunted by images -- Moving on -- Come what may -- Conclusion : the virtual village -- On affect : a methodological note
Summary "Contract workers from the Philippines make up one of the world's largest movements of temporary labor migrants. Deirdre McKay follows Filipino migrants from one rural community to work sites overseas and then home again. Focusing on the experiences of individuals, McKay interrogates current approaches to globalization, multi-sited research, subjectivity, and the village itself. She shows that rather than weakening village ties, temporary labor migration gives the village a new global dimension created in and through the relationships, imaginations, and faith of its members in its potential as a site for a better future."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Filipinos -- Employment -- Foreign countries.
Foreign workers, Filipino -- Foreign countries.
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Philippines -- Haliap.
Migrant labor -- Philippines -- Haliap.
Haliap (Philippines) -- Economic conditions.
Haliap (Philippines) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012000165
ISBN 0253002222 (electronic bk.)
9780253002228 (electronic bk.)