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Neither Nurses nor Maids

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter locates the origins of home care as a distinct occupation in the visiting housekeeper programs of the New Deal. With private social welfare agencies and public hospitals reeling from the ... More


After Stella: The Constant Seraglio

Louise Barnett

in Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188660
eISBN:
9780199851065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188660.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Swift got along with women across the social range during his adult life, including the poor street vendors he supported with his charity and encouragement, his long-time housekeeper, the wives and ... More


Class Acts: Service and Inequality in Luxury Hotels

Rachel Sherman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247819
eISBN:
9780520939608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247819.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book goes behind the scenes in two urban luxury hotels to give a nuanced picture of the workers who care for and cater to wealthy guests by providing seemingly unlimited personal attention. ... More


The Globe partnership

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A new phase in Shakespeare’s career was initiated by the construction of the Globe playhouse in 1599. This chapter describes the history and nature of the partnership that was formed to finance this ... More


Design and the Chambermaid: Mary Bresnan’s and E. M. Statler’s Service Code

David Brody

in Housekeeping By Design: Hotels and Labor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389097
eISBN:
9780226389264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In the second chapter, Brody establishes that the connection between design and labor at hotels can be traced historically. He uses Mary Bresnan’s 1900 book, The Practical Hotel Housekeeper, to ... More


Consumption and the Household: Family, Friends, and Servants

Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery

in Consumption and the Country House

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198726265
eISBN:
9780191793219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726265.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Consumption was rarely an individual process and this chapter explores how it was shaped by a matrix of influences representing different aspects of household. Family was, of course, important, ... More


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