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Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225619

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225619.001.0001

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“I’m Here, but I’m There”

“I’m Here, but I’m There”

The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood

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(p.317) Chapter 15 “I’m Here, but I’m There”
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Gender and U.S. Immigration
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Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Ernestine Avila

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0015

This chapter analyzes Latina transnational mothers who are currently employed in Los Angeles in paid domestic work, which is one of the most gendered and racialized occupations. It also studies how their definitions of motherhood change in relation to the structures of late 20th-century global capitalism. The chapter refers to literature on immigration and transnational frameworks, and looks at gendering transnational perspectives. The discussion introduces the concept of the “cult of domesticity.”

Keywords:   Latina, transnational mothers, paid domestic work, motherhood, transnational frameworks, global capitalism, transnational perspectives, cult of domesticity

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