Doing the Dirty Work?

The Global Politics of Domestic Labour

Author: Bridget Anderson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856497619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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There has been a tendency amongst feminists to see domestic work as the great leveller, a common burden imposed on all women equally by patriarchy. This unique study of migrant domestic workers in the North uncovers some uncomfortable facts about the race and class aspects of domestic oppression. Based on original research, it looks at the racialisation of paid domestic labour in the North - a phenomenon which challenges feminsim and political theory at a fundamental level. The book opens with an exploration of the public/private divide and an overview of the debates on women and power. The author goes on to provide a map of employment patterns of migrant women in domestic work in the North; she describes the work they perform, their living and working conditions and their employment relations. A chapter on the US explores the connections between slavery and contemporary domestic service while a section on commodification examines the extent to which migrant domestic workers are not selling their labour but their whole personhood. The book also looks at the role of the Other in managing dirt, death and pollution and the effects of the feminisation of the labour market - as middle class white women have greater presence in the public sphere, they are more likely to push responsibility for domestic work onto other women. In its depiction of the treatment of women from the South by women in the North, the book asks some difficult questions about the common bond of womanhood. Packed with information on the numbers of migrant women working as domestics, the racism, immigration or employment legislation that constrains their lives, and testimonies from the workers themselves, this is the most comprehensive study of migrant domestic workers available.

The Dirty Work of Neoliberalism

Cleaners in the Global Economy

Author: Luis L. M. Aguiar,Andrew Herod

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156368

Category: Law

Page: 263

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In this collection of essays, an international group of scholars investigate the global building cleaning industry to reveal the extent of neoliberalism's impact on cleaners. This book provides the first intensive study focusing on building cleaners and their global experiences Brings together an international group of scholars and experts to investigate different national contexts and examples Draws out important commonalities and highlights significant differences in these experiences Examines topics including erosion of cleaners' industrial citizenship rights, the impact of outsourcing upon their working conditions, economic security, and the intensification of their work and its negative effects on physical health Considers how cleaners are mobilizing to resist and respond to the restructuring of their work.

Dirty Work

Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101209844

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6154

Stone Barrington gets a taste of New York City’s devious upper crust in this “sleek and engaging”* mystery in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Hired to prove infidelity in an heiress’s marriage, Stone Barrington goes undercover. But the work turns dirty—and catastrophic—when the errant husband is found dead and the other woman disappears without a trace. Now, Stone must clear his own good name and find a killer hiding among the glitterati of New York’s high society.

Dirty Work

Immigrants in Domestic Service, Agriculture, and Prostitution in Sicily

Author: Jeffrey Cole,Sally S. Booth

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739117248

Category: Political Science

Page: 163

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Dirty Work explores the lives and work of recent immigrants from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere to the southern Italian region of Sicily. Using extensive research, Cole and Booth focus on the experiences of foreigners employed in domestic service, prostitution, and agriculture. Investigation of these key sectors affords a revealing vantage point onto the place of Sicily in the increasingly international circuit of people, goods, practices, and capital. The book departs from the focus, common in immigration studies, on a single nationality or location by instead describing the experiences of foreigners of diverse origins in rural and urban areas. The Sicilian case epitomizes what is one of the most significant developments in contemporary Europe: the recent transformation of the South from labor exporter to immigrant destination. Probing the material foundations of the contemporary world, Dirty Work's clear and compelling presentation of timely themes should make it of interest to a broad readership, including students, scholars, and the interested public.

Dirty Work

Author: Julia Bell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330462059

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Hope has everything that money can buy . . . except happiness. She may be spoilt but Hope’s sure that as far as her preoccupied parents are concerned, she’s hopeless. Oksana doesn’t even have a mum. And her dad and brother are miles away, left behind in Russia. She thought Europe would offer a better life – instead, bought and sold into prostitution, she feels dirty and used. Then Oksana and Hope are thrown together in the most terrifying circumstances imaginable. Their only real chance of escape lies with each other, but how do two teenagers with so little in common find the way . . . ? A tense, shocking novel – with a hint of hope.

Dirty Work

Author: Pat Cadigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575120231

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 9783

Dirty Work? In a manner of speaking, perhaps, but certainly not along the lines of de Sade or Henry Miller. "Dirty" maybe because within this remarkable volume of short stories (a follow-up to her award-winning collection Patterns) author Pat Cadigan unflinchingly explores the implications of technology on modern and near-future societies, humorously challenges our perceptions of reality, and chillingly strips away our civilized facades to confront the bestial nature of our souls. With stories like "Home By the Sea," "Dispatches from the Revolution," "No Prisoners," "50 Ways to Improve Your Orgasm," and "Naming Names," Pat Cadigan exhibits an enviable ability to tackle a variety of themes, moods, and perspectives. And makes it all seem easy. Featuring 18 stunning fictions (including the previously unpublished "Lost Girls" written especially for this book)-as well as intriguing author introduction to each story-Dirty Work is a thought provoking, often funny, never compromising collection by one of America's most gifted authors. It doesn't get any better than this.

Dirty Work

Concepts and Identities

Author: Ruth Simpson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230277136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 9477

This book explores new understandings and contemporary experiences of dirty work – tasks or roles that are seen to be disgusting or degrading. Through novel empirical sites that include nursing, medicalization, sex workers, sex call operators, financiers and women's magazines, the book offers new theoretical insights into a form of work that is increasing in significance in the contemporary labour market. By drawing on concepts such as staining, embodiment and 'whiteness', it complicates the clean/dirty divide in the context of work and contributes to understandings of dirty work as contingent, fluid and socially constructed. It offers rich insights into the complex ways in which such work is experienced and the variety of strategies drawn on as dirty workers seek to manage identity.

Dirty Work

Author: Gabriel Weston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448163730

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6967

Winner of the McKitterick Prize Two women in a room. ‘Courageous’ Rachel Cusk, Guardian One is dying. ‘Gripping’ Observer The other just sits back and watches. ‘Necessary’ Independent For both, there is everything to lose. Surgeons are meant to save lives, but Nancy is a special kind of surgeon. When she makes a mistake in the operating theatre she is summoned to explain herself to a tribunal and is forced to consider what it means to be a doctor who has killed as well as cured. And to realise that her own redemption can only come through telling a tale that nobody wants to hear. Gabriel Weston, author of the acclaimed Direct Red: A Surgeon’s Story, winner of the 2010 PEN/Ackerley Prize, has written an extraordinarily moving and powerful novel.

Dirty Work

Author: Vivien Kelly

Publisher: Onlywomen PressLtd


Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 1195

Murder of a homeless woman in a London hostel. As one of the hostel's counselors finds more than she'd guessed, readers see not only a dead lesbian but also living evidence.

Dirty Work

Author: Larry Brown

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565127242

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 3197

Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangers—one white, the other black. Both were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the two men lie in adjacent beds in a VA hospital.Over the course of a day and a night, Walter James and Braiden Chaney talk of memories, of passions, of fate. With great vision, humor, and courage, Brown writes mostly about love in a story about the waste of war.

Dirty Work

Author: Reed Coleman

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 145980208X

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Gulliver Dowd is a little person in a world of hurt. After his sister, an NYPD policewoman, is murdered, he becomes a licensed PI. Dowd is shocked to discover that his mysterious new client is Nina, his high-school girlfriend and the one true love of his life. But the real surprise is yet to come. Nina hires Gulliver to find her runaway daughter, convincing him to take the case only when she confesses that the missing girl is Dowd's daughter too, the product of their high-school romance. When he takes the case, Dowd must travel from an exclusive girls' academy to a Mafia don's mansion to seek the answer to his newfound daughter's disappearance. But all is not what it seems. What is the real surprise awaiting Gulliver Dowd?

Collecting Garbage

Dirty Work, Clean Jobs, Proud People

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412819824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 7704

dirty work on the trial

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.



Page: N.A

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Dirty Work

Author: Rob Kantner

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553272215

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 3292

The evidence points toward soft-spoken Detroit DJ Alex Farr as the culprit in a series of brutal murders, but hard-boiled private eye Ben Perkins attempts to prove the murderer is someone else entirely

Dirty Work

Author: Nigel Cox

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864735263

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5950

As the economic reforms of the mid-1980s begin to take their toll on New Zealand’s most vulnerable, Gina Tully, manager of Happy World hotel—a down-and-out residential hotel filled with rascals and eccentrics—must reconcile her social conscience with her need to keep her job. Emerging from this story about the downtrodden and disadvantaged is a celebration of human resilience that reminds us of the importance of intimacy and compassion.

Dirty Work

Raunchy Escapades in the Pleasure Business

Author: Alexis Arven

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780352328007


Page: 236

View: 1450

The second adventure of Lalla Gamboge, accident-prone heroine of Engine of Desire. Lalla finds herself falling out of a helicopter and straight into the arms of the hunky Hannibal, with resulting mayhem and humour, all for the sake of the family sex-aid firm.

The dirty work of democracy

a year on the streets with the SAPS

Author: Antony Altbeker

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 1957

Doing the Dirty Work

The Cultural Politics of Garbage Collection in Dakar, Senegal

Author: Rosalind Cooke Fredericks

Publisher: N.A



Page: 606

View: 8816

Dirty Work

Author: Chelle Bliss,Brenda Rothert

Publisher: Hea Incorporated

ISBN: 9780997569018


Page: 310

View: 7811

#PurePrescott4CongressThe stakes are high and I'm running for Congress against an opponent who will stop at nothing to ruin me. With election day near, and my dreams in sight, there's only one man who can take me down.Politics is a filthy business.#Titan2TaintShe claims to be pure, but I'm a man who knows how to find the depraved vixen in every woman. My brother, her opponent, gives me an easy task: expose Reagan Prescott.It's a dirty job and I'm just the man to do her.