Servicing the Middle Classes: Class, Gender and Waged Domestic Work in Contemporary Britain

Servicing the Middle Classes: Class, Gender and Waged Domestic Work in Contemporary Britain

by Nicky Gregson, Michelle Lowe
     
 

Servicing the Middle Classes investigates the recent rise in demand by middle class families for waged domestic labour and the consequent growth of a new 'servant' class.
Examining the position of nannies and cleaners, the authors explore the national socio-economic trends which have led to this new phenomenon and the profound changes this reflects in our

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Servicing the Middle Classes investigates the recent rise in demand by middle class families for waged domestic labour and the consequent growth of a new 'servant' class.
Examining the position of nannies and cleaners, the authors explore the national socio-economic trends which have led to this new phenomenon and the profound changes this reflects in our concepts of motherhood and class and gender relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415085304
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/12/1994
Series:
Routledge International Studies of Women and Place Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: Waged Domestic Labour in Contemporary Britain3
2The Geography of Waged Domestic Labour in Britain in the 1980s9
3Perspectives on Waged Domestic Labour51
4Unpacking Demand76
5Unpacking Supply122
6Nanny Employment in Contemporary Britain168
7Cleaner Employment in Contemporary Britain207
8Theoretical and Political Reflections231
App. 2.1 Occupational categories and totals, Britain: 1981-91242
App. 2.2 Occupational categories and totals, north-east and south-east England, 1981-91246
App. 2.3 Occupational categories by county, England, 1981-91249
App. 2.4 Categories of advertised demand by county, England, 1981-91253
App. 2.5 Categories of advertised demand by postcode area, London, 1981-91274
App. 2.6 The north-east and south-east workplace surveys284
App. 5.1 Labour force characteristics286
App. 6.1 Nanny employment: terms and conditions291
App. 6.2 Household expenditure on waged domestic labour293
Notes294
Glossary305
Bibliography307
Name index322
Subject index325

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