Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
In this article I explore the issue of nursing status in Kerala, India and how over time a colonial discourse of caste‐based pollution has given way to a discourse of sexual pollution under expanding migratory opportunities. Based on survey and qualitative research findings, I caution that the improving occupational status of nursing in India is not directly mapped onto social status, and this is particularly evident in the matrimonial market. In the light of these findings I argue that global nursing care chain (GNCC) analysis must assess more than just workplace contexts in order to conceptualize how global care chains (GCCs) interlock, and how they are differentiated from each other.
Margaret Walton-Roberts. Contextualizing the Global Nursing Care Chain: International Migration and the Status of Nursing in Kerala, India, Global Networks 12, 2 (175–194), (2012). https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0374.00012