Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Cleaner Conscience: the Politics of Domestic Labour

In short, the first thing to do is to break the embarrassment of domestic help down into its constituent parts: it is one thing having a cleaner and feeling embarrassed about it, because you should be doing it yourself; it is another thing having a cleaner and feeling ashamed because you offer no job security and no holiday pay and no contractual equity of any sort. It's all a bit of a fail, but you can always fail better.

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