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Author Rosenbaum, Susanna, 1972- author

Title Domestic economies : women, work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles / Susanna Rosenbaum
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
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Contents Producing in/visibility in Los Angeles -- Middle-class dreaming and the limits of "Americanness" -- Making mothers count -- Organizing, motherhood, and the meanings of (domestic) work -- Dreaming American
Summary Susanna Rosenbaum examines how immigrant Mexican and Central American domestic workers in Los Angeles and the predominantly white, upper-middle-class women who employ them seek to achieve the ""American Dream, "" underscoring how the American Dream's ideology is racialized and gendered while exposing how pursuing it lies at the intersection of motherhood and domestic labor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American Dream
Hispanic American women -- Employment -- California -- Los Angeles
Middle class women -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions
Motherhood -- California -- Los Angeles
Women foreign workers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions
Women household employees -- California -- Los Angeles
Working class women -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions
American Dream.
American dream
Hispanic American women -- Employment.
Lateinamerikanische Einwanderin
Middle class women -- Social conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Soziale Situation
Women foreign workers -- Social conditions.
Women household employees.
Working class women -- Social conditions.
California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017040972
ISBN 0822372266