Cleaning Up: The Transformation of Domestic Service in Twentieth Century New York - Studies in American Popular History and Culture (Hardback)Alana Erickson Coble (author)
Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 31/10/2006
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Over the course of the 20th century, American domestic service changed from an occupation with a hierarchical, top-down structure to one in which relationships were more negotiated. Many forces shaped this transformation: shifts in women's role in society, both at home and in the work force; changes in immigration laws and immigrant populations; and the politicization of the occupation. Moreover, domestic workers themselves took advantage of the resulting circumstances to demand better treatment and a say in their working conditions.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
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