By Anca Parvulescu

“Welcome to the ecu family!” while East eu nations joined the ecu Union lower than this banner after 1989, they agreed to the unfastened move of products, companies, capital, and folks. during this booklet, Anca Parvulescu analyzes an immense area of interest during this imagined eu kinship: the site visitors in ladies, or the stream of East eu ladies in West Europe in marriage and as family servants, nannies, own attendants, and entertainers. studying movie, nationwide guidelines, and a magnificent variety of labor via theorists from Giorgio Agamben to Judith Butler, she develops a serious lens by which to consider the transnational continuum of “women’s work.”

Parvulescu revisits Claude Lévi-Strauss’s proposal of kinship and its rearticulation through second-wave feminists, relatively Gayle Rubin, to teach that kinship has often been anchored within the site visitors in ladies. analyzing contemporary cinematic texts that support body this, she unearths that during modern Europe, East ecu migrant ladies are exchanged to interact in hard work mostly played via better halves in the establishment of marriage. Tracing a development of what she calls Americanization, Parvulescu argues that those girls thereby develop into chargeable for the hard work of copy. a desirable cultural learn as a lot concerning the effects of the growth of the eu Union as women’s mobility, The site visitors in Women’s Work questions the rules of the thought of Europe today.

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