Servicing the Middle Classes

Class, Gender and Waged Domestic Work in Contemporary Britain

By Nicky Gregson, Michelle Lowe

© 1995 – Routledge

338 pages

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pub: 1994-08-04
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About the Book

Servicing the Middle Classes investigates the recent rise in demand by middle class families for waged domestic labour and the consequent growth of a new `servant' class.

Examining the position of nannies and cleaners, the authors explore the national socio-economic trends which have led to this new phenomenon and the profound changes this reflects in our concepts of motherhood and class and gender relations.

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Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography