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By Leah Briones

In keeping with insights from Filipina studies of family paintings in Paris and Hong Kong, this quantity breaks during the polarized considering and migration-centric coverage motion at the security of migrant girls household employees from abuse to hyperlink migrants' rights and victimization with livelihood, migration and improvement. The publication contextualizes company and rights within the employees' potential to safe a livelihood within the worldwide political economic climate and is instrumental in making the matter of migrant ladies employees' empowerment either a migration and improvement schedule. the quantity is key interpreting for social scientists, bureaucrats and non-governmental political activists attracted to the safety of the rights and livelihoods of migrants. it is going to additionally entice migration and feminist students who've but to undertake the contribution of severe improvement reviews within the research of low-skilled girl exertions migration.

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136). ” Second, rights can be understood as equivalent to combined capabilities. ). ” Here, the distinction between having rights and being empowered becomes particularly clear, where the latter necessarily involves an acknowledgment of the inherent role of greater structural processes to facilitate, but also to correct, inequalities and deprivation (see here also, Blackmore 2005, 260). In practical terms, Nussbaum has captured the intrinsic relationship between capability and rights by creating a working list of capabilities to ensure that certain capabilities essential to a quality of life are constitutionally secured to the individual.

Chapter 7 builds on this framework by examining the role of capability in the agentic practices of FODWs. By bringing together respondents’ insights with the main findings of the study, Chapter 8 takes the analysis further by discussing the role of livelihoods and human rights in determining FODW capability, and explores how the concept of “capable agency” could be used to better understand, as well as intervene against migrant domestic workers’ oppression. In this way, the chapter is able to identify key directions for future research and policies.

Participant Observation/Observer Participation Bernard (1994) distinguishes between participant observation and observer participation by suggesting that a participant observer does not have to tell the informants what she is researching, whereas an observer participant usually tells the informants what is being examined and researched. However, as de Laine (2000, 119) has observed, “fieldwork roles are varied” and are not fixed entities. Indeed in my fieldwork, the roles of participant observer and observer 11 Interviews were conducted in urban Paris (l’agglomération Paris).

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