Orange County Housecleaners / Edition 1

Orange County Housecleaners / Edition 1

by Frank Cancian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826336876

ISBN-13: 9780826336873

Pub. Date: 05/31/2006

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Orange County Housecleaners documents the lives of seven women who make their livings cleaning houses in Orange County, California. Of the seven, five are Latina immigrants and two are Orange County natives.

Sara Velazquez came to the United States alone when the youngest of her four children was ten, and found ways to get all of them and her husband from

Overview

Orange County Housecleaners documents the lives of seven women who make their livings cleaning houses in Orange County, California. Of the seven, five are Latina immigrants and two are Orange County natives.

Sara Velazquez came to the United States alone when the youngest of her four children was ten, and found ways to get all of them and her husband from Mexico to Orange County. Sharon Risley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990—twenty-six years after a teenage pregnancy destroyed her plans to go from high school to art school. Mimi Lopez was alone on Thanksgiving 1985 when her twin daughters were born in the Miami home where she worked as a nanny.

Each chapter combines a woman's life story told in her own words with Frank Cancian's recent photos of her family, work, and other activities. His introduction to the book gives background on domestic workers in Southern California and on the family situations of immigrant women who leave their children in their native countries while providing for them by working in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826336873
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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