Mexicana Elder Care Providers in the United States

By:
Dr. Maria Ibarra
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This presentation is based on anthropological research among Mexican migrant women employed as elder care providers in Santa Barbara, California. The author contextualizes the demand and growth of this type of labor in the city (and in the U.S.) as tied both to an aging population and processes of globalization. The focus is on the intimate labors performed by workers.


Keywords: Gender, Migration, Elder-care, Globalization
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Maria Ibarra

Associate Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University
San Diego, CA, USA

My work focuses on Mexican migrant women employed as domestic workers in the United States as well as the ethics of care. I received my Ph.D. from the Anthropology Department at U.C. Santa Barbara and am currently a professor at San Diego State University.

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