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The Imperfect Contours of Outsourced Domestic Cleaning as Dirty Work

Lotika Singha

in Work, Labour and Cleaning: The Social Contexts of Outsourcing Housework

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529201468
eISBN:
9781529201505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201468.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter considers the symbolic construction of domestic cleaning as dirty work and the real, physical work of dealing with dirt. Through the lens of outsourced domestic cleaning – how much ... More


Work, Labour and Cleaning: The Social Contexts of Outsourcing Housework

Lotika Singha

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529201468
eISBN:
9781529201505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201468.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The outsourcing of domestic work in the UK has been steadily rising since the 1970s, but little research has considered the experiences of local White British women working as independent cleaning ... More


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