Doméstica : immigrant workers cleaning and caring in the shadows of affluence (Book, 2001) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Doméstica : immigrant workers cleaning and caring in the shadows of affluence

Author: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As American women have entered the labour force in greater numbers, domestic work has largely become the work of immigrant women of colour. This volume highlights the voices, experiences, and views of Mexican and Central American who care for other people's children and homes.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
ISBN: 0520214730 9780520214736 0520226437 9780520226432 9790520226431
OCLC Number: 45223553
Description: xxv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Job Today. 1. New World Domestic Order. 2. Maid in L.A. --
pt. 2. Finding Hard Work Isn't Easy. 3. It's Not What You Know ... 4. Formalizing the Informal: Domestic Employment Agencies. 5. Blowups and Other Unhappy Endings --
pt. 3. Inside the Job. 6. Tell Me What to Do, But Don't Tell Me How. 7. Go Away ... But Stay Close Enough. 8. Cleaning Up a Dirty Business.
Other Titles: Immigrant workers cleaning and caring in the shadows of affluence
Responsibility: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo.

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"This engaging book bristles with fresh insights into the working lives of immigrant housecleaners and nannies living on the margins in [Los Angeles,] the nation's capital of conspicuous consumption. Read more...

 
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