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Studies of household labor have largely neglected the employment of domestic workers nor have they sufficiently addressed the issue of unpaid housework. Focusing on both paid and unpaid domestic work, Maid in the USA expands the theoretical understanding of reproductive labor to explain the dynamics of race, class and gender in housework. Through interviews with 25 ChicaStudies of household labor have largely neglected the employment of domestic workers nor have they sufficiently addressed the issue of unpaid housework. Focusing on both paid and unpaid domestic work, Maid in the USA expands the theoretical understanding of reproductive labor to explain the dynamics of race, class and gender in housework. Through interviews with 25 Chicana private household workers, Mary Romero provides a unique exploration of their working conditions, and the social constraints which shape their personal lives....

Title : Maid In The U. S. A
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ISBN : 9780415906128
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Claire
    2019-04-26 21:14

    Romero surveys the literature from various fields that relates to housemaids and labor issues and finds separate streams that need to be cross linked. She relates employers' requirements to status symbols and also interviews maids of various ages to counter some myths.Most striking is that though employers may consider maids "part of the family" the maids do not see themselves that way. The "part of the family" is used to avoid fair wages and time off etc.