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The New American Servitude: Political Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers

Caiti Coe


In our contemporary period of human mobility and global capitalism, political identifications are being configured in multiple sites beyond the nation-state. The book’s theoretical innovation is to analyze what happens at work in terms of larger processes of political belonging. In particular, it examines how the recognitions and reciprocities entailed by care work affect the political belonging of new African migrants in the United States. Care for America’s growing seniors is increasingly provided by migrants, and it is only expected to grow, as experts in health care anticipate a care crunc ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479831012
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479831012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caiti Coe, author
Rutgers University