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

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/20/2007
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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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.

Author Biography

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2007 Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxi
The Job Today
New World Domestic Orderp. 3
Maid in L.A.p. 29
Finding Hard Work Isn't Easy
It's Not What You Know...p. 63
Formalizing the Informal: Domestic Employment Agenciesp. 92
Blowups and Other Unhappy Endingsp. 114
Inside the Job
Tell Me What to Do, But Don't Tell Me Howp. 137
Go Away...But Stay Close Enoughp. 171
Cleaning Up a Dirty Businessp. 210
Notesp. 245
Referencesp. 269
Indexp. 279
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