Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence / Edition 2

Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence / Edition 2

by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520251717

ISBN-13: 9780520251717

Pub. Date: 03/20/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

In this enlightening and timely work, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo highlights the voices, experiences, and views of Mexican and Central American women who care for other people's children and homes, as well as the outlooks of the women who employ them in Los Angeles. The new preface looks at the current issues facing immigrant domestic workers in a global context.

Overview

In this enlightening and timely work, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo highlights the voices, experiences, and views of Mexican and Central American women who care for other people's children and homes, as well as the outlooks of the women who employ them in Los Angeles. The new preface looks at the current issues facing immigrant domestic workers in a global context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251717
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/20/2007
Edition description:
With a New Preface
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the 2007 Edition     ix
Preface to the First Edition     xvii
Acknowledgments     xxxi
The Job Today
New World Domestic Order     3
Maid in L.A.     29
Finding Hard Work Isn't Easy
It's Not What You Know...     63
Formalizing the Informal: Domestic Employment Agencies     92
Blowups and Other Unhappy Endings     114
Inside the Job
Tell Me What to Do, But Don't Tell Me How     137
Go Away...But Stay Close Enough     171
Cleaning Up a Dirty Business     210
Notes     245
References     269
Index     279

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