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Between Women: Domestics and Their Employers
A study of the relationship between women employers and employees. It provides an overview of domestic service in the Western tradition, a history of servitude in the South and northeastern United States, with an attention to a few non-Western locales.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 10th 1987 by Temple University Press
(first published 1985)
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Sep 15, 2008 Christian Martinez-Canchola rated it liked it
Recommended to Christian by: Sociology Professor
This book really delves into an adequate, in-depth discussion of the interpersonal relationship between women in the domestic service sector. The only thing that really prevented me from giving it a five is that by the end of the book, I felt like some of the ideas were overtly repetitive. Otherwise, it's a great read and I think it's just me being picky.
While ethically problematic in her methods (and she offers something in the way of an explanation, but not a good enough one), Rollins has produced a fantastic study of everyday relations and the subtle push and pull between women and their domestics at a particular moment in this country's history.