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The New American ServitudePolitical Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers$
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Caiti Coe

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479831012

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479831012.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The New American Servitude
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Cati Coe

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479831012.003.0001

The introduction begins with a vignette of a conflict in caregiving, tracing out the backgrounds of the patient and the care worker and their reflections about this conflict. The remainder of introduction then lays out the theoretical conceptualizations of recognition, reciprocity, and care as significant to belonging, and political belonging in particular. It provides a short background to home care and African migration in the United States, and gives an overview of the fieldwork.

Keywords:   political belonging, African migration, care, recognition, reciprocity

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