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Disturbing masculinity within the caregiving spaces: praxis of paid Filipino male live-in caregivers in Toronto

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posted on 23.05.2021, 14:33 by Dionisio Nyaga
This study is an attempt to understand the plight of paid Filipino male live-in caregivers in Toronto. Caregiving has historically been associated with women. Today, live-in caregiving is normalised as Filipino women’s work. Cultures, language and policies promote this gendering. What happens when a Filipino man decides to undertake paid live-in caregiving? This study wants to understand the trajectories that surround caregiving and masculinity; particularly looking at paid Filipino immigrant man. By invoking trans-nationality and border crossing, this study lays bare issues of masculinity and paid caregiving in Toronto.





Master of Social Work


Social Work

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type


Thesis Advisor

Henry Parada