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Geraldine Pratt

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780748615698

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.001.0001

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Gleaning the Home

Gleaning the Home

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(p.121) Chapter 6 Gleaning the Home
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Working Feminism
Author(s):

Geraldine Pratt

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.003.0006

Gleaning involves taking what is discarded and re-envisioning its worth; the home is a concept badly in need of such a treatment. The chapter reviews feminist critiques and re-evaluations of the home. Critical of liberal multiculturalism and an overemphasis on mobility in some strands of globalisation literature, it draws on empirical research with Filipina domestic workers and Filipino- and Chinese- Canadian youths to think about ways of re-envisioning Vancouver as a home. In this it contributes to a growing literature on new forms of cosmopolitanism and critical multiculturalism.

Keywords:   Home, dwelling-in-travel, mobility, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism

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