This is a classic work in the fields of Women's Studies and Sociology. On its 10th Anniversary, it is still a vital and moving study of the lives of immigrant domestic workers, and is constantly cited in the research. Romero's new introduction will offer a fresh look at the material, including more recent events, proving that the issues discussed in the book are still very relevant to today's world.
Pathbreaking in its emphasis on understanding domestic work through the lens of employment, this classic text is as relevant as ever. It continues to reaffirm the importance of questioning both the way our society organizes cleaning and caring work, and the relations of race, class, and gender on which domestic work relies.