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Multiple modes of care: internet and migrant caregiver networks in Israel

Global Networks

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In this article, I explore how migrant caregivers in Israel/Palestine use internet communication technology (ICT) to contest and navigate the gendered and racialized naturalization of their work and social and legal discrimination. I argue that, within the asymmetrical migrant caregiver/citizen–employer relationship, caregivers use ICT as a coping mechanism, for self‐expression, to fortify relationships of support with family and friends and to strengthen networks of community solidarity and activism. I conclude by suggesting how each of these strategies and daily modes of contestation can be seen as a ‘diagnostic of power’ that reveals the multiple forms that structural violence against migrants can take.