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Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History (American Encounters/Global Interactions) Paperback – January 31, 2003

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ISBN-13: 978-0822330899 ISBN-10: 082233089X Edition: 1st

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Empire of Care is an extremely important work, a milestone in Asian American and American studies, and a singular contribution to the emergent field of Filipino American studies.”—Vicente L. Rafael, author of White Love and Other Events in Filipino History


"Empire of Care provides an eloquent analysis and exciting transnational interpretive framework for understanding the political economy of American imperialism and the immigration of Filipino nurses. Catherine Ceniza Choy’s lively and vivid history of women who connected the professional and the home spheres to become architects of their own lives against the backdrop of race, gender, and class constructions is an impressive contribution. Students of nursing, immigration, and social history will benefit enormously from this theoretically insightful and absorbing volume."—Darlene Clark Hine, author of Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890–1950

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Catherine Ceniza Choy is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Product Details

  • Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books; 1 edition (January 31, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082233089X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822330899
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Catherine Ceniza Choy is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to coming to Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Catherine received her Ph.D. in History from UCLA and her B.A. in History from Pomona College. The daughter of Filipino immigrants, she was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School.

Catherine is the author of the award-winning book "Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History," which explored how and why the Philippines became the leading exporter of professional nurses to the United States. Catherine's new book "Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America" unearths the little-known historical origins of Asian international adoption in the United States beginning with the post-World War II presence of the U.S. military in Asia.

She lives in Berkeley with her husband and their two children.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter A. Petroff on January 11, 2012
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Empire of Care is a well-written review of a very interesting topic, current to immigration policy. The author looks at the desires of the immigrants to better themselves, the desire of the USA to get professional workers without having to spend money on education, and the benefit of the immigrants to their home country.

This is a very complex issue.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 2, 2013
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informative seemed outdated however and a cultural slant seems odd to feel that way and make over 100,000 per year and fill used the author wasnt even a nurse confusing perspective
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4 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. chicago on October 11, 2008
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Empire of care is not an argumentative book. The author only goal is to define the context in which Pilipino nurses migrated to the US. The problem is in her attempt to leave the decision to the reader on rather or not the US was a good or bad influence on the Philippines she does not give enough background information about the history of America's and the Philippines' relationship to draw anything from unless you are already familiar w/ the topic. If you want info about the Philippines, US imperialism, migration, or related topics pick another book.
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