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Work, labour and cleaning : the social contexts of outsourcing housework

Author: Lotika Singha
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL, USA : Bristol University Press, 2019.
Series: Gender and sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The outsourcing of domestic work in the UK has been steadily rising since the 1970s, but there has been little research into White British women who work as independent providers of cleaning services. 'Work, Labour and Cleaning' is a cross-cultural analysis based on new research into two particular social contexts, one in the UK and one in India. It argues that outsourced domestic cleaning can be undertaken either  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lotika Singha
ISBN: 1529201462 9781529201468
OCLC Number: 1076800663
Description: xxii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Conceptualising Paid Domestic Work --
2.Behind the Words: Introducing the Research Project and Respondents --
3.Nuances in the Politics of Demand for Outsourced Housecleaning --
4.The Imperfect Contours of Outsourced Domestic Cleaning as Dirty Work --
5.Domestic Cleaning: Work or Labour --
6.Meanings of Domestic Cleaning as Work and Labour --
7.The Occupational Relations of Domestic Cleaning as Work and Labour --
8.Concluding the Book, Continuing the Journey Appendices.
Series Title: Gender and sociology.
Other Titles: Work, labor and cleaning
Responsibility: Lotika Singha.

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Outsourcing of domestic work in the UK has been steadily rising since the 1970s, but little research has considered White British women. This book argues that outsourced domestic cleaning can either  Read more...

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"Brilliant and thought-provoking, this much-needed book takes up the challenge to compare two realities treated so far as 'worlds apart'.'' Sabrina Marchetti, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

 
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