Friend Or Flunkey?: Paid Domestic Workers in the New Economy

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UNSW Press, 2003 - Political Science - 171 pages
Takes a close look at the working lives and attitudes of domestic workers in modern Australia. The book examines a great diversity of experiences in the domestic services industry, mainly through interviews with many participants, both employers and employed.
 

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Contents

A glimpse of domestic employment relationships
11
Chapter 4
23
Domestic workers in the new service economy
26
The domestic services industry in Australia
34
The domestic workforce
43
Conclusions
53
The Home Care Service of NSW
60
Discussion
66
Chapter 7
98
Marketingbased strategies for work
111
Conclusions
121
Examples from the United States
127
Constraints on solidaritybased work
136
Extraordinary servility or upaid housework morally special?
143
By payinjjfor housework we promote the destructive encroachment
148
References
161

Chapter 6
72
Does Australia have a servant class
91

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