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📒Maid In The U S A ✍ Mary Romero
✏Maid in the U S A Book Summary : When it was first published,Maid in the USAwas one of the first books to show the struggles of female and immigrant domestic workers in the United States. The book quickly became a landmark in the field as a startling original and critical overview of domestic workers that combined a race, class, and gender analysis. Both critically and popularly praised, Mary Romero's work brilliantly brings to light the complexity of the lives of domestic workers, most notably explaining the rise of Latinas and other women of color into the ranks of domestic cleaners and maids. Through startling interviews with Latina private household workers, Romero provides a unique window into their working conditions, their relationships with their (mostly female and white) employers, and their personal lives. Romero also tells of her own experiences as a young woman working as a domestic alongside her mother and other members of her family. The exciting 10th anniversary edition of this classic work includes a newintroduction by Romero that updates the state of domestic work and provides an overview of the "Nannygate" scandals in the recent past. There is also a new afterward from legendary scholar Dorothy E. Smith discussing the importance of this book for the field.
✏A dialogue between a Married Lady and a Maid Book Summary :
📒Maid ✍ Stephanie Land
✏Maid Book Summary : AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestelling author Barbara Ehrenreich. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' As a struggling single mum, determined to keep a roof over her daughter's head, Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, working long hours in order to provide for her small family. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. As she worked hard to climb her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labour jobs as a cleaner whilst also juggling higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of the overworked and underpaid. Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of the upper-middle classes and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. 'I'd become a nameless ghost,' Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the 'servant' worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.
📒Maid To Order In Hong Kong ✍ Nicole Constable
✏Maid to Order in Hong Kong Book Summary : As middle-class Chinese women have entered the Hong Kong work force in unprecedented numbers over the past two decades, the demand for foreign domestic workers has soared. Approximately 150,000 individuals now serve on two-year contracts, and the vast majority are women from the Philippines. Nicole Constable tells their story. Interweaving her analysis with anecdotal evidence collected in interviews with individual domestic workers, she shows how power is expressed in the day-to-day lives of Filipina domestic workers. Filipina guest workers flooding into Hong Kong are implicitly compared to Chinese domestic workers and found wanting. Local, cultural, and historical factors influence their treatment, as do preconceptions about gender, ethnicity, and class. Constable explains how domestic workers are controlled and disciplined by employment agencies, by employers themselves, and by state policies such as the rule against working for more than one employer. The forms of discipline range from physical abuse to intrusive regulations including restrictions on hair length and the prohibition of lipstick. Filipina workers resist oppression through legal action and political protests, through their use of household or public space, and through less confrontational means such as jokes and pranks. Some find real satisfaction in their work, Constable says, and she warns against any simplistic characterization of domestic workers as either empowered or oppressed, class-conscious or unaware.
📒Maid To The Mafia Totally Alluring ✍ Wanitta Praks
✏Maid to the Mafia Totally Alluring Book Summary : “From today onwards, you are deemed as my lover. Be prepared to meet your fate.” And those are the words that came out of the very man who makes her heart flutter, Giovanni Dente, the mafia boss with movie star good looks and a coffee addict. Between working as his maid and brewing his coffee as payment to her father’s three-million-dollar debt, Jenny finds she has to fight off his advances, using every skill she possess not to be lured into his seductive trap. But what could a poor student like her do when every touch and kiss Giovanni bestowed upon her has her craving for more? Jenny knows her defense is about to break down because this mafia boss is totally alluring. Note: Maid to the Mafia is a romantic comedy mafia romance series. This second book comes complete with a happy ending. Maid to the Mafia Series Book 1: Totally Captivated (Free to download) Book 2: Totally Alluring
✏Release Date : 1744
✏Pages : 74
✏ISBN : BL:A0018652319
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏A Present for a Servant Maid Or the Sure Means of Gaining Love and Esteem To which are Added Directions for Going to Market Also for Dressing Any Common Dish With Some Rules for Washing Etc By Mrs Eliza Haywood Book Summary :
📒A Chaste Maid In Cheapside ✍ Thomas Middleton
✏A Chaste Maid in Cheapside Book Summary : Written for the adult players at the open-air Swan theatre in 1613, this master-piece of Jacobean city comedy signals its ironic natureeven in the title: chaste maids, like most other goods and people inLondon's busiest commercial area, are likely to be fake. Money is moreimportant than either happiness or honour; and the most covetedcommodities to be bought with it are sex and social prestige. Middletoninterweaves the fortunes of four families, who either seek to marrytheir children off as profitably as possible, to stop having any morefor fear of poverty, or to acquire some in order to keep their propertyin the family. Most prosperous is the husband who pimps his wife to arich knight and lets him support the household with his alimony. Likemany early modern critics of London's enormous growth, this playwarned: the city is a monster that lives off the money the countryproduces.
📒Pen Tamar Or The History Of An Old Maid ✍ Henrietta Maria Bowdler
✏Pen Tamar Or The History of an Old Maid Book Summary :
📒The Diary Of A Scullery Maid ✍ Joe Rogers
✏The Diary of a Scullery Maid Book Summary : Although the story opens and closes in present-day Spain, the real beginnings are set in the early 1900s when, in Africa, the well-equipped army of the British Empire was being humbled by a few Boer farmers whose only uniform was a slouch hat and a bandolier over everyday work clothes. In England, with the wealth of the aristocracy in decline, Lord and Lady Blanchford-Carter decided to augment their dwindling finances by transforming part of their stately mansion into a high-class brothel for the upper echelons of society. Into this strange household came the young and innocent Helen Sarsfield to commence employment as a scullery maid. In Ireland, Helen's twin brother enlisted in the Connaught Rangers, and would soon depart for Africa, leaving behind his sweetheart in an Ireland rife with talks of insurrection; a place where James Connolly was reminding people that England's difficulty was Ireland's opportunity.
📒The Thracian Maid And The Professional Thinker ✍ Jacques Taminiaux
✏The Thracian Maid and the Professional Thinker Book Summary : Argues that Hannah Arendt's two major philosophical works, The Human Condition and The Life of the Mind, reveal not a dependency upon Heidegger, but rather a constant and increasing ironic debate with him.