Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

Au Pairs' Lives in Global Context

Sisters or Servants?

Editors: Cox, R. (Ed.)

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Far from being the preserve of middle-class women from Northern Europe, au pairing is now booming worldwide. This collection, the first dedicated entirely to examining the lives of au pairs, traces their experiences across five continents showing how this form of domestic labour and childcare is thriving in the twenty-first century.

About the authors

Laurie Berg, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Mariya Bikova, University of Bergen, Norway Zuzana Sekeráková Búriková, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Nicky Busch, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Rosie Cox, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Severine Durin, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Mexico Eleni Liarou, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Lene Løvdal, Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, Norway Jenny Moss, Justice for Domestic Workers, UK Mirza Aguilar Pérez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico Aoife Smith, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Republic of Ireland Helle Stenum, Roskilde University, Denmark Elisabeth Stubberud, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cox, Rosie

    Pages 1-15

  • ‘Pink Slave’ or the ‘Modern Young Woman’? A History of the Au Pair in Britain

    Liarou, Eleni

    Pages 19-35

  • ‘Good Families’ and the Shadows of Servitude: Au Pair Gossip and Norms of Au Pair Employment

    Búriková, Zuzana Sekeráková

    Pages 36-52

  • When Work Doesn’t Pay: Outcomes of a Deregulated Childcare Market and Au Pair Policy Vacuum in the UK

    Busch, Nicole

    Pages 53-69

  • Migrant Domestic Workers, the National Minimum Wage and the ‘Family Worker’ Concept

    Moss, Jenny

    Pages 70-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Au Pairs' Lives in Global Context
Book Subtitle
Sisters or Servants?
Editors
  • R. Cox
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37748-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137377487
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37747-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47796-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 273
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