Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History

Edited by Mark B. Villegas, Kuttin' Kandi, and Roderick N. Labrador


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Empire of Care:  Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History

Empire of Care -- Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History: In western countries, including the US, foreign-trained nurses constitute a crucial labor supply. Far and away, the largest number of these nurses come from the Philippines. Why is it that a developing nation with a comparatively greater need for trained medical professionals sends so many of its nurses to work in wealthier countries? Catherine Cenzia Choy engages this question through an examination of the unique relationships between the professionalization of nursing and the twentieth-century migration of Filipinos to the United States, Empire of Care brings to the fore the complicated connections among nursing, American colonialism, and the racialization of Filipinos.

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