Reviews for Labor of Care

“Francisco-Menchavez’s deep research provides readers with a finely textured feel for the complex circuits of care within transnational families. Her work, in close collaboration with a Filipino domestic worker support group, is a major contribution to our understanding of Filipina migrant workers in the U.S., the care communities they create in the diaspora, and the relationships they sustain with the family members they have left behind, but who remain present in their emotional and virtual lives.”–Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

“Francisco-Menchavez offers a wonderfully nuanced analysis of transnational family formations and strategies for care within the context of globalization. This book is an outstanding example of engaged research; a must-read for those committed to a scholar-activist agenda.” —Robyn Rodriguez, author of Migrants for Export: How the Philippines Brokers Labor to the World

“Valerie Francisco-Menchavez’s work advances a burgeoning literature on both care work and transnational families in creative and significant ways. This book will make a significant intervention in the literature on transnational domestic workers, their families, and definitions of family.” —Eileen Boris, coauthor of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

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