The mealtimes that bind? Filipina au pairs in Danish families

  title={The mealtimes that bind? Filipina au pairs in Danish families},
  author={Karina M{\"a}rcher Dalgas},
  journal={Gender, Place \& Culture},
  pages={834 - 849}
Since 2000, more than 17,000 young Filipinas have received temporary residence in Denmark as au pairs. Officially, au pair placement is a cultural exchange program; however, it is also a domestic work arrangement where au pairs conduct domestic labor in return for food, lodging and allowance. The au pair is expected to live as part of a host family, who in turn should offer a protective space for the young foreigner. Nevertheless, au pairs and hosts often find this challenging. Focusing on… Expand


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