Justice and the Family in a Transnational Perspective

Casalini, Brunella (2012) Justice and the Family in a Transnational Perspective. In: Paper delivered at the Conference “Ethics and Migration”, , 23-26 agosto 2012, Sibiu - Romania. (Submitted)

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Contemporary theories of justice have only recently begun to take notice of international and global contexts and their implications. From a global perspective, it has also become necessary to revisit the old issue of family and justice – addressing, first and foremost, the current reality of “transnational” families. Such families challenge traditional models in order to meet their own, new subsistence needs. Today, millions of women travel and migrate alone to find jobs in the ever-expanding market of the personal services and care sector. Family members may thus grow up and live in two or more different countries, fragmented, so to speak, and separated from one another most of the time. For these female migrant workers, new and old issues arise, as they endeavour to strike a balance between old family ties and the obligations imposed by new forms of employment. Some of these issues are: gender equality, the tension between equality of opportunity, work, and family ties, the new character of old class, gender and ethnic inequalities, and so on. As the line between “rich” and “poor” countries is being re-drawn, both care labour commodification and its ethnic, gender and class distribution change accordingly, assuming new and unexpected forms, which we will try to analyse.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Questo paper è una versione riscritta, rivista e complessivamente riordinata di un precedente lavoro, pubblicato su "Ragion pratica". Rispetto all'articolo di "Ragion pratica" sono qui presenti parti totalmente nuove.
Natural Language Keywords: Family and justice - Female migration – Globalization - Family reunion - Care labour
Subjects: Filosofia > Political ethics
Depositing User: prof. B. Casalini
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 21:42
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2012 21:42
URI: https://archiviomarini.sp.unipi.it/id/eprint/450

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