"South-North Nurse Migration and Accumulation by Dispossession in the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries"

Salimah Valiani

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Abstract

"Using David Harvey’s notion of “accumulation by dispossession,” this article brings
systematic understanding to the connections between two widely observed contemporary
phenomena: growing inequality on a world scale, and the rapidly increasing shortages of nursing
and other health labor in the global South. Through an exploration of the dynamics of late 20thand
early 21st-century nurse migration, it is demonstrated that the increasing flow of temporary
migrant skilled labor from African and other countries of the global South, to the global North,
is a new form of accumulation by dispossession. Socialist feminist notions of caring labor and
the Marxian concept of unequal exchange are used to articulate how the disproportionate
accumulation of global nursing labor in the global North represents a dispossession of yet greater
proportions in the global South."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-375
Number of pages22
JournalWorld Review of Political Economy
Volume3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • accumulation by dispossession
  • unequal exchange
  • international nurse migration

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"South-North Nurse Migration and Accumulation by Dispossession in the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries". / Valiani, Salimah .

In: World Review of Political Economy, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2012, p. 354-375.

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