Very interesting collection of anecdotes that help describe the concept of "women's work", the relationship between 1st and 3rd world women, and the status of care workers around the globe.
This is an excellent book for those interested in the part of the world that takes care of the other part. Each chapter is an independent essay of it's own. The chapters range from nannies in the US to the customs of filial duty in Taiwan to sex workers in Thailand..... It is extremely interesting, fascinating and at times harrowing. I enjoyed it immensely. It is edited by Barbara Ehrenreich, who wrote Nickel and Dimed and Arlie Russell Hochschild, Author of The Time Bind. I also read Nickel and Dimed and it was an excellent book as well.
Interesting and pertinent book about the fate of third world women in the new global economy. This sociological book is made interesting by the many anecdotes interspersed throughout. "Nickel and Dimed" was also written by this author. If you're interested in how women in other cultures are faring today with their families and need to support them, then this book is a must. Many third world women don't see their children for several years as they're too busy working as a maid, cook or governess for some upper middle class or rich family here in the U.S. Authors go into how this effects us also.