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By Anna Romina Guevarra

In a globalized economic system that's seriously sustained through the hard work of immigrants, why are sure countries outlined as "ideal" exertions assets and why do convinced teams dominate a specific hard work strength? The Philippines has emerged as a profitable resource of work for international locations around the globe. In Marketing desires, production Heroes Anna Romina Guevarra makes a speciality of the Philippines—which perspectives itself because the "home of the good Filipino worker"—and the multilevel brokering method that manages and sends staff all over the world. She unravels the transnational construction of Filipinos as excellent migrant staff by way of the kingdom and explores how race, colour, classification, and gender operate.

The event of Filipino nurses and family workers—two of the country's prized exports—is on the middle of the learn, which makes use of interviews with staff at hard work brokering corporations, kingdom officers from governmental enterprises within the Philippines, and nurses operating within the usa. Guevarra's multisited ethnography finds the disciplinary energy that country and employment corporations workout over care workers—managing migration and garnering wages—to govern social behavior, and brings this remoted but common social challenge to life.

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