Doing the Dirty Work?

The Global Politics of Domestic Labour

Bridget Anderson

Doing the Dirty Work?

Bridget Anderson

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224 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781856497619 Published February 2000 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
1. Introduction: political fictions and real oppressions.
2. Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde: defining domestic work.
3. A foot in the door: the social organisation of paid domestic work in Europe.
4. Invisible women I: migrant domestic workers in Southern Europe.
5. Invisible women II: migrant domestic workers in Northen Europe.
6. Changing the rules: the case of the UK.
7. Selling the self: commodification, migration and domestic work.
8. The legacy of slavery: the American South and contemporary domestic workers.
9. 'Just like one of the family': status and contract.
10. 'Your passport is your life': domestic workers and the state.
11. Conclusion.
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