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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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(p.239) Interlude
The New American Servitude

Cati Coe

NYU Press

This coda describes a care worker undergoing a foreclosure on her house and retiring to live in Ghana. To the care worker, this loss is symbolic of her work not bearing fruit, and of the unfairness of the American legal system. Mortgages may be appropriate for workers in a stable job, but home health workers’ monthly income fluctuates because of the precarity of their work schedules.

Keywords:   home ownership, mortgages, retirement, transnationalism, social mobility, foreclosure

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