Becoming independent through au pair migration: Self-making and social re-positioning among young Filipinas in Denmark

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Becoming independent through au pair migration : Self-making and social re-positioning among young Filipinas in Denmark. / Dalgas, Karina Märcher.

In: Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2015, p. 333-346.

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Dalgas, KM 2015, 'Becoming independent through au pair migration: Self-making and social re-positioning among young Filipinas in Denmark', Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 333-346. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2014.939185

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Dalgas, K. M. (2015). Becoming independent through au pair migration: Self-making and social re-positioning among young Filipinas in Denmark. Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power, 22(3), 333-346. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2014.939185

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Dalgas KM. Becoming independent through au pair migration: Self-making and social re-positioning among young Filipinas in Denmark. Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power. 2015;22(3):333-346. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2014.939185

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Dalgas, Karina Märcher. / Becoming independent through au pair migration : Self-making and social re-positioning among young Filipinas in Denmark. In: Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 333-346.

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