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From the Publisher"This book draws on rich empirical studies of domestic workers and their employers in four European countries to make a convincing argument that domestic work is affective labour that is both structured by and transcends the logic of rights. It introduces the reader to migrants and their employers to reveal the emotional and relational complexity within private households. Its insights and decolonial perspective shed new light on the struggles of migrant domestic workers, and what is at stake for both workers and employers."
- Dr. Bridget Anderson, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, UK
"Using her own positioning as a child of guest workers as a starting point, Gutierrez-Rodriguez explores the precarious work lives and struggles for rights and respect of Latin American women employed as domestic workers in Europe. Her theorization of affective relations between housewives and domestic workers and the continuing coloniality of power within transculturation and translation processes make this book a pathbreaking contribution to migration research, and feminist studies."
- Nina Glick Schiller, Director Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Culture and Professor of Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK
‘This book will be useful to those engaged in the theory of sociological analysis and to historians of American communism.’
-Grover C. Furr, Monclair State University, USA