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PRAXIS 2020: Domestic Work in U.S. Mass Media & Popular Culture: Books/Dissertations

Summer 2020, M. Joffroy & J. Guglielmo Digital humanities collaboration with the National Domestic Workers Alliance

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Dissertations & Theses

Part of the family? : nannies, housekeepers, caregivers and the battle for domestic workers' rights by Sheila Bapat.   To 'joy my freedom : Southern Black women's lives and labors after the Civil War by Tera W. Hunter   Unprotected labor : household workers, politics, and middle-class reform in New York, 1870-1940 by Vanessa H. May.

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Note that subject searching isn't always straightforward. Try a KEYWORDS ANYWHERE search to find a few relevant titles. Then click on the subject headings on those records to conduct a more comprehensive subject search.

Some relevant subject headings for this class:​

  • Au pairs
  • Caregivers
  • Household employees
  • Women caregivers
  • Women household employees

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