The Global Politics of Domestic Labour
Author: Bridget Anderson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Cleaners in the Global Economy
Author: Luis L. M. Aguiar,Andrew Herod
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Immigrants in Domestic Service, Agriculture, and Prostitution in Sicily
Author: Jeffrey Cole,Sally S. Booth
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
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.
Concepts and Identities
Author: R. Simpson,N. Slutskaya,P. Lewis,H. Höpfl
Category: Social Science
This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.
Author: Pat Cadigan
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Siebzehn Berührungen mit dem Tod
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Piper ebooks
Von Anfang an bestimmt der Tod ihr Leben: als Maggie O'Farrell im Alter von 8 Jahren beinah an einer unbekannten Virusinfektion starb. Als sie mit 15 aus Übermut und Freiheitsdrang einen törichten Fehler beging. Als sie in der Idylle des Lake District eine zutiefst verstörende Begegnung hatte. Oder als sie in einer unterbesetzten Klinik mit inkompetentem Personal bei der Geburt ihrer ersten Tochter fast gestorben wäre. An den unterschiedlichsten Orten, zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten lenkte der Tod Maggie O'Farrells Leben. Ihre tiefgründige, außergewöhnliche Geschichte stellt existenzielle Fragen: Wie würde ich handeln, wenn ich in tödliche Gefahr geriete? Was stünde für mich auf dem Spiel? Und, nicht zuletzt, wer würde ich danach sein? »Ich bin, ich bin, ich bin« ist ein Buch, das man mit einem neuen Gefühl der Verletzlichkeit aus der Hand legt, mit dem Gefühl, dass jeder neue Herzschlag zählt.
Author: Julia Bell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
Author: Stuart Woods
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.
Author: Gabriel Weston
Publisher: Random House
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.
Author: Reed Coleman
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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?
Author: Larry Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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.
Author: Nigel Cox
Publisher: Victoria University Press
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.
Author: Edward Joseph Walsh
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Vivien Kelly
Publisher: Onlywomen PressLtd
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.
Domestic Service in Progressive-Era Women's Fiction
Author: Ann Mattis
Publisher: Class: Culture
What representations of domestic service in literature reveal about various Progressive Era cultural narratives
Author: Chelle Bliss,Brenda Rothert
Publisher: HEA Inc
Reagan: I hate him. Jude Titan is everything that’s wrong with the male sex: cocky, domineering and loaded with swagger. Oh, and did I mention he’s a Republican? Yeah, the guy’s so conservative he leans to the right when walking. And lucky me, I’m running against him for Senate. But I’ve got plenty of fight in me. A golden boy war hero opponent with a smile that leaves melted panties in its wake? Bring. It. On. Jude: Damn, she’s sexy. Reagan Preston intrigues me from the moment I lay eyes on her. And speaking of laying…I want between those thighs. But I want to make her burn for me first. Every debate and stolen moment is foreplay for us. She claims she hates me, but her body tells a different story. I plan to win this election, but I also want to win the sharp, fiery Democrat who captures my attention like no woman ever has. Politics is filthy, just like all the things I want to do to Reagan Preston.
Author: Brett Sody
A parish priest under the pump, a band on the make, a celebrity chef on the lam, a family of dedicated recyclers hard at it, a put-upon author with an axe to grind, a disappointed developer on the prowl, a pastor with a new take on an old theme, a lawyer on the job, an elderly aunt off with the fairies, a PA with unfortunate connections and a miracle or two thrown into the mix. And the youngest detective in South Australian police history on their collective tails. And that's just the humans. There's even more DIRTY WORK going on right under their noses, although they're too busy just getting by to notice. DIRTY WORK is hard-boiled detective parody. A parable in four parts, dishing out the facts of life, shithouse though most of them may be. Like it or lump it. Whatever you happen to be.
a study of the American refuse collector
Author: Stewart E. Perry,Raymond L. Russell,Arthur Hochner
Category: Technology & Engineering