Managing Editor of the Nordic Journal of Migration Research
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- Global Political Economy
- Body and corporelity
- Mobility and migration
- Filipino nurse migration
- Ageing welfare state
- Global health
- International politics
- New materialism
In my PhD Thesis, The Global Biopolitical Economy of Needs: A multisited ethnography of Filipino nurse migration in ageing Finland, I study the global (bio)political power of care and the politics of care, through the case of Filipino nurse immigration in ageing Finland. The thesis, due to be examined in the course of 2016, consists of five original publications (see below) and the synthesis. Moving from the microlevel corporeal encounters and needs of care to the macro level of global political economy, the thesis among other things assesses the question, whether the governance of care related labour migration in Finland is ethically sustainable international politics – and how the present policies could be improved so as to make them more just.
- Vaittinen, T. (forthcoming): The global biopolitical economy of needs: Care, Migration and ageing bodies. Rowman and Littlefield.
- Vaittinen, T. (forthcoming): ”Embodied insecurity”, in Carol Gentry, Laura J. Shepherd & Laura Sjoberg, Routledge Handbook in Gender and Security. Routledge.
- Vaittinen, T., Hoppania H-K. & Karsio O. (forthcoming): ’The transnational commodification of care services’, in Elias, J. & Roberts, A. (eds.) The Handbook of International Political Economy and Gender, Edward Elgar Press.
- Väyrynen, T., Pehkonen, S., Kynsilehto, A., Puumala, E., Vaittinen, T. (2016): Choreographies of resistance: Mobilities, bodies, politics, Rowman and Littlefield.
- Hoppania, Hanna-Kaisa, Olli Karsio, Lena Näre, Antero Olakivi, Liina Sointu, Tiina Vaittinen & Minna Zechner (2016): Hoivan arvoiset. Vaiva yhteiskunnan ytimessä. [Worthy of care. Ailment in the heart of society.] Gaudeamus: Helsinki.
- Vaittinen, T. (2015): ‘The power of the vulnerable body: A new political understanding of care’, International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 100-118. DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2013.876301
- Hoppania, H-K & Vaittinen, T. (2015): ‘A household full of bodies: Neoliberalism, care and “the political”’, Global Society, Vol 29, No. 1, pp. 70–88. DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2014.974515
- Vaittinen, T. (2014): ‘Reading global care chains as migrant trajectories: A theoretical framework for the understanding of structural change’, Women’s Studies International Journal, (Special Issue on Gender, Migration and Social Change), 47, pp. 191–202. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2014.01.009
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FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
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