Queering the Chain of Care Paradigm

Martin Fajardo Manalansan

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The author explores the increasingly heteronormative framing of gendered global migration in recent research works in the area. He focuses on research on the global movement of Third World women to the First World to work as nannies and maids as contextualized by the formation of the chain of care. The author's purpose is to initiate a critical dialogue around the politics of affect that may push the research into a more creative and expansive stage. As a feminist and queer studies scholar, he also intends to unsettle the seemingly logical arrangement and natural symmetry of the formula domestic = family = heterosexual woman = care and love.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalScholar & Feminist Online
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


  • Emigration & immigration
  • Heterosexual women
  • Families
  • Feminists
  • Developing countries
  • Developed countries


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