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Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence, With a New Preface

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (Author)

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Paperback, 318 pages
ISBN: 9780520251717
March 2007
$34.95, £27.00
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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.
"Masterly, evenhanded, and rooted in the high-minded ambitions of its author . . . Doméstica raises questions that are hard to face if you have immigrants working in your home. "—Atlantic Monthly
"Doméstica is a pathbreaking study. It opens our eyes to the hidden world of transnational care-work and calls on us to shape domestic and international policies that will bring basic principles of human rights and social justice into that world. Everyone who is concerned about care and equality should read it."—Lucie White, Professor, Harvard Law School

"Hondagneu-Sotelo challenges the reader to rethink the organization of caring work, the roles of race and immigrant status in the structure of domestic work, the importance of regulations, and the need for legal and personal recognition of the rights and human dignity of each worker."—Bonnie Thornton Dill, author of Across the Boundaries of Race and Class

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