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“I’m Here, but I’m There”: The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila

in Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225619
eISBN:
9780520929869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter analyzes Latina transnational mothers who are currently employed in Los Angeles in paid domestic work, which is one of the most gendered and racialized occupations. It also studies how ... More


Introduction

Samita Sen and Nilanjana Sengupta

in Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461165
eISBN:
9780199087006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461165.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality

The Introduction contextualizes the study in various strands of literature relating to the informal sector, work, and domesticity. It traverses the literature on women and work with a special focus ... More


Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Samita Sen and Nilanjana Sengupta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461165
eISBN:
9780199087006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461165.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality

‘Maids’ have become an inseparable part of the daily lives of ‘middle-class’ urban households in India. Despite the fact that increasing numbers of poor women are joining this profession, very little ... More


Concluding the Book, Continuing the Journey

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/9781529201468.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The final chapterreflects on the situatedness of the knowledge presented in this book and its relevance to the existing literature and the angst around outsourced cleaning. The implications of the ... 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


Behind the Words: Introducing the Research Project and Respondents

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/9781529201468.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter first elaborates on the research project informing this book. Next, based on descriptive analyses, the chapter situates the research samples in the broader social worlds from which they ... More


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