For Work / Against Work
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"From Servitude to Service Work: Historical Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive Labor"

by Glenn, Evelyn Nakano (1992)


Recent scholarship on African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American women reveals the complex interaction of race and gender oppression in their lives. These studies expose the inadequacy of additive models that treat gender and race as separate and discrete systems of hierarchy (Collins 1986; King 1988; Brown 1989). In an additive model, white women are viewed solely in terms of gender, while women of color are thought to be" doubly" subordinated by the cumulative effects of gender plus race. Yet achieving a …

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Servitude, Service Work, Womens Work, Female Labour, Gender, Race, Gendered Labour, Racialised Labour, Intersectionality, Minority Groups, Working Women, Division Of Labour, Reproductive Labour


History of Women and Work, Black Women

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