Servicing the Middle Classes: Class, Gender and Waged Domestic Labour in Contemporary Britain

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Routledge, 1994 - Business & Economics - 327 pages
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Domestic service is being reinstated by the middle classes. Demand for domestic labour has increased in Britain in recent years. For some, hiring domestic help is nothing new, but for the majority of British households, it is beyond the range of immediate experience. This text sets out to investigate the resurgence of demand for waged domestic labour in Britain during the 1980s and early 1990s, and the consequent growth of a new servant class.

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Nicky Gregson is a Reader in Geography, at the University of Sheffield.
Louise Crewe is a Reader in Economic Geography, at the University of Nottingham.

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