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Unformatted text preview: 30. “New World Domestic Order” (Hondagneu-Sotelo) Noting recent trends in the international migration of labor, I argue that the migration and employment of domestic workers in the U.S. today is distinctively laissez-faire and forms part of what I call the new domestic order (pg. xix). Sotelo refers “New Domestic Order” as the how some women from Latin America, specially from Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala, work as nanny/housekeepers for middle/high class families particularly in the west side of Los Angeles. She mentions that while “more people are working and they are working longer hours… makes it difficult to find time for both daily domestic duties and leisure. As free time shrinks, people who can afford it seek relief by paying a housecleaner to attend to domestic grit and grime once every week or two. Increasing numbers of Americans thus purchase from nanny/housekeepers, and housecleaners to work once performed by wives and mothers” (pg. 5). This increase on the need of this services was due to the end of “WWII, a strong economy ( based on an...
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- Spring '10
- Domestic workers