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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.
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California
Table of Contents
|Preface to the 2007 Edition||p. ix|
|Preface to the First Edition||p. xvii|
|The Job Today|
|New World Domestic Order||p. 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 Agencies||p. 92|
|Blowups and Other Unhappy Endings||p. 114|
|Inside the Job|
|Tell Me What to Do, But Don't Tell Me How||p. 137|
|Go Away...But Stay Close Enough||p. 171|
|Cleaning Up a Dirty Business||p. 210|
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