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Between women : domestics and their employers

Author: Judith Rollins
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1985.
Series: Labor and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the result of forty in-depth interviews, interviews enhanced by the author's own experience as a domestic worker for ten employers in the greater Boston area. The reader is quickly drawn into the world of domestic workers as the author allows the women to speak for themselves whenever possible. At its essence this book is a study of the social psychology of relationships of domination. Yet, while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Rollins
ISBN: 0877223831 9780877223832 9780877224914 0877224919
OCLC Number: 11970634
Description: viii, 261 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The history of domestic service --
The work --
The women --
Deference and maternalism --
Invisibility, consciousness of the other, ressentiment.
Series Title: Labor and social change.
Responsibility: Judith Rollins.
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A study of the relationship between women employers and employees. It provides an overview of domestic service in the Western tradition, a history of servitude in the South and northeastern United  Read more...

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