Disposable Domestics

Disposable Domestics

by Grace Chang (Author)

Illegal. Unamerican. Disposable. In a nation with an unprecedented history of immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders in search of equal opportunity is that of a drain. Grace Chang's vital account of immigrant women—who work as nannies, domestic workers, janitors, nursing aides, and homecare workers—proves just the opposite: the women who perform our least desirable jobs are the most crucial to our economy and society. Disposable Domestics highlights the unrewarded work immigrant women perform as caregivers, cleaners, and servers and shows how these women are actively resisting the exploitation they face.

Book details

Contributors
Ai-jen Poo (Afterword author), Alicia Garza (Introduction author)
Publication date
July 04, 2016
Publisher
Page count
235
ISBN
9781608465293