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Migrant Care Workers in Israel

Between Family, Market, and State

Hila Shamir

In the early 1990s, Israel opened its gates to migrant guest workers who were invited to work, on a temporary basis, in the agriculture, construction, and in-home care sectors. The in-home care sector developed quickly during those years due to the introduction of migrant workers coupled with the creation of a new welfare state benefit: a longterm care benefit that subsidized the employment of in-home care workers to assist dependent elderly and disabled Israelis. This article examines the legal and public policy ramifications of the transformation of Israeli families caused by the influx of migrant care workers into Israeli homes. Exploring the relationship between welfare, immigration, and employment laws, on the one hand, and marketized and non-marketized care relationships, on the other, it reveals the intimate links between public policy, 'private' families, and defamilialization processes.

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The Preludes to Migration

Anticipation and Imaginings of Mexican Immigrant Adolescent Girls

Lilia Soto

This article explores the immigrant journeys of Mexican immigrant adolescent girls raised in transnational families. Based on interviews conducted with this young cohort I examine how they experienced migration long before they neared the United States-Mexico border. Using a transnational approach to migration and the intersections of gender and age as analytical categories, I highlight how Mexican immigrant adolescent girls are uniquely situated within their families so as to have a different set of experiences from men, women, and adolescent boys. Their stories reveal that before migration their lives were saturated, because of their parents' departures and visits, with anticipation and imaginings about Napa Valley, California, and with interruptions of migration. Their lives always seemed to be on the brink of migration. This also means that the very reason for their parents' migration—to better provide for their children—placed the children en route, as it were, to the United States.

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Child Protection Social Work in COVID-19

Reflections on Home Visits and Digital Intimacy

Sarah Pink, Harry Ferguson, and Laura Kelly

using a video call. The digital intimacy of transnational family relations documented by anthropologists is socially and institutionally differentiated from that generated through video calls with social workers, yet the continuities between existing

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Alessandro Jedlowski

Economics 83, no. 2 (2007): 446–465; Kankonde B. Peter, “Transnational Family Ties, Remittance Motives, and Social Death among Congolese Migrants: A Socio-Anthropological Analysis,” Journal of Comparative Family Studies 41, no. 2 (2010): 225–243. 30

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

and earn comparatively well, and to sustain transnational families as breadwinners. Within this industry, masculine identity means a demonstration of prowess, risk taking, and competitiveness. Risk A house in South London is being refurbished

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The Neighbourhood as Home Away from Home?

Potentials and Dilemmas of Homemaking in the Public Among the Somali Swedes in Rinkeby, Stockholm

Aurora Massa and Paolo Boccagni

as remittances or political and co-development initiatives. Alma, for example, in addition to being a member of a relief association, is involved in transnational family networks that connect her not only with Somalia (by sending money back to

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“It's a Big Umbrella”

Uncertainty, Pentecostalism, and the Integration of Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Immigrants in Johannesburg, South Africa

Tinashe Chimbidzikai

.1080/00083968.2015.1057856 Crush , Jonathan , and Donald Tevera . 2010 . Zimbabwe's Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival . Ottawa : International Development Research Centre . Cuffe , M. Jennifer . 2017 . The Impact of Zimbabwe's ‘Crisis’ on Three Transnational

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Women and children together and apart

Finding the time for social reproduction theory

Jan Newberry and Rachel Rosen

demand immediate repayment, exemplified by separated child migrants who send remittances from wage labor or “pocket money” from social services to their transnational family members ( Rosen et al. 2019 ). At other times, it represents a promise to repay

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Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell

. 2007 . Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control, and AIDS in Mexico . Berkeley : University of California Press . 10.1525/9780520941236 Hirsch , Jennifer S . 2003 . A Courtship after Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families . Berkeley

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Boyz2Men

Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It

Katarzyna Wojnicka

perspectives. This is the case regarding Polish migrant masculinity, where issues like fatherhood and transnational family relations (e.g. Pustułka et al. 2015 ), performances of traditional (mostly working-class) masculinities ( Datta 2008 ) as well as Polish