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The Gendered Working Lives of Seven Jamaican Women in Canada: A Story about "Here" and "There" in a Transnational Economy

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Lawson,Erica (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Spring2013
ISBN:
2151-7363
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, Race discrimination, Women, Emigrants and immigration, Canada, Domestic service, Transnationalism, Deportation, Jamaicans, Household employees, Forign workers, West Indian Domestic Scheme
Notes:
Discusses the 1978 case of seven Jamaican women who were to be deported from Canada and the questions the case raised about the value of women's labor and discriminatory immigration policies. Elucidates why the women, in their roles as mothers, decided to challenge the orders to leave Canada and illuminates the ways in which racialized women find the means to negotiate in-between spaces that allow them to survive.