Mexicana Elder Care Providers in the United States
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
Dr. Maria Ibarra
Associate Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University