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On Global Happenings in the Name of Jesus, Rubbing Shoulders with VIPs and Domestic Work in the ‘Holy Land’ : Notes on Celebrity and Blessing in the Filipino Diaspora

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Liebelt, Claudia:
On Global Happenings in the Name of Jesus, Rubbing Shoulders with VIPs and Domestic Work in the ‘Holy Land’ : Notes on Celebrity and Blessing in the Filipino Diaspora.
In: South East Asia Research. Vol. 19 (2011) Issue 2 . - pp. 225-248.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5367/sear.2011.0041

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In Israel, Filipina migrants employed in domestic work and caring come into contact with global and Filipino so-called 'VIPs', especially in the realm of Christianity. As both Catholic and evangelical religious leaders, miracle-workers and elite pilgrims tour the 'Holy Land' of Christians worldwide, Filipina domestic workers integrate them into their religious engagements in the diaspora, find them more approachable than 'at home' and, against the background of the predicaments they face abroad, hope for their own healing and blessing. This hope enables them to transcend through performance the 'migrant domestic worker' label assigned to them. Drawing from anthropological research in Israel and the Philippines, this article investigates the role of celebrity and blessing in Philippine migration, offering insights into processes of subjectification and celebrification in the contemporary racialized global economy.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CARE AND DOMESTIC WORK; CELEBRITY; CHARISMATIC CHRISTIANITY; FILIPINO DIASPORA; SUBJECTIVITY
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology > Chair Social Anthropology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber
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Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 09:22
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 09:22
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/3791