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Record number 532624
Title Temporary Service? A Global Perspective on Domestic Work and the Life Cycle from Pre-Industrial Times to the Present
Author(s) Nederveen Meerkerk, E.J.V. van
Source Geschichte und Gesellschaft 43 (2017)2. - ISSN 0340-613X - p. 217 - 239.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.13109/gege.2017.43.2.217
Department(s) Rural and Environmental History
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Abstract In recent years, labor history has taken a “global turn”, increasingly focusing on labor relations in the non-Western world. This article aims to challenge existing perceptions of the history of domestic work in Europe from a global labor history perspective by comparing them with the histories of domestic workers the world over. It seeks to discern continuities and discontinuities in the life cycles of domestic workers around the world over a long period of time. The profound influence of globalization and women’s emancipation on the contemporary international division of labor may make it seem quite new, but it remains rooted in older patterns of migration, colonial relations, and gender and ethnic stereotypes.
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