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From Servants to Workers - South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State (Paperback) Loot Price: R155
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From Servants to Workers - South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State (Paperback)

Shireen Ally

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In the past decade, hundreds of thousands of women from poorer countries have braved treacherous journeys to richer countries to work as poorly paid domestic workers. In From servants to workers, Shireen Ally asks whether the low wages and poor working conditions so characteristic of migrant domestic work can truly be resolved by means of the extension of citizenship rights. Following South Africa's 'miraculous' transition to democracy, more than a million poor black women who had endured a despotic organization of paid domestic work under apartheid became the beneficiaries of one of the world's most impressive and extensive efforts to formalize and modernise paid domestic work through state regulation. Ally explores the political implications of paid domestic work as an intimate form of labour. From Servants to workers integrates sociological insights with the often-heartbreaking life histories of female domestic workers in South Africa and provides rich detail of the streets, homes, and churches of Johannesburg where these women work, live, and socialise.

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Imprint: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 2010
Authors: Shireen Ally
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
ISBN-13: 978-1-86914-188-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Politics
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LSN: 1-86914-188-1
Barcode: 9781869141882

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