Ehrenreich, Barbara. “Maid to Order.” ed. Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Arlie R. Hochschild. Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy. What are some of the ways that Barbara Ehrenreich uses imagery in Maid to Order to dramatize the conditions of the maid in the modern. In the article “Maid to Order” Author Barabra Ehrenreich talks about the growing trend of hiring household “help”. In the past two or three.

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The author majd the evolution of the position of house maid, starting from s until One way that Barbara uses imagery is when she talks about the personal connection people have with the maids, in which the maid is on her hands and knees and the male walks up behind her and unzips his pants.

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To organize or add sections, click the “Organize Sections” link show me. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Ehrenreich baebara these issues to feminism because women over the years have triumphantly evened out the load, giving the men more responsibility in the house, since men were taking advantage of the hard work women did do keep the house clean.

Ehrenreich begins by stating that household work used to always be the exclusive domain of a married woman, but as feminism took root, household work became outsourced to professional maids. Americans will become increasingly reliant on paid housekeepers, especially those working parents. The trend toward outsourcing the work of the home seems so popular and unstoppable nowadays.

Presumably, most humans dream of big jobs with big pay, however; some never reach that. Log in to Reply. Then decide in full essay if you will give the whole summary, then response OR break apart and give a little bit of summary, then a little response this organization is harder to control and you should have something to say to each of the main chunks of the article.


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You can rename any section by clicking on the icon that appears, rearrange sections by clicking and dragging them, or delete sections by clicking the icon. Maids contracted by ehreenreich company or chain, like Merry Maids, are still deprived of wages because companies want to maximize their own profit. Rename the page or change commenting options show me if you like.

Americans do nothing for themselves anymore. Be sure to make clear what’s summary and what’s response, and to keep them separated. This goes to the idea of slavery, or having a servant do work that someone may think they may not have time enough for, or might be simply below them. Private portfolios are only visible to those to whom you grant access.

Ehrenreich uses imagery of a woman on her hands and knees cleaning the floor, scrubbing a room from top to bottom in a particular pattern as dictated by their employer as an imagery of the life of a modern maid. I like your writing style very much. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Companies like Merry Maids have come to stay. February 15, at 1: I am not sure about you, but I would be embarrassed if I had sauce caked on the back of my stove top because I knew someone ehrenrich would be coming behind to clean up ro me.

As a result, households turned to hiring women ehrenreiich the home to do the cleaning. February 15, at 6: You can delete or edit the contents of a subsection by clicking the or icons erenreich the top right corner of the subsection. Those that serve, perform degrading work cleaning houses, meanwhile the person who receives are indifferent toward maids who may be cleaning the table next to them. bargara

I also find this very ironic, because maids are often women, so the movement meant to empower women led to a lot of women being taken advantage of to do jobs thought of as too low for the homeowners. Posted by Tara Carey at 2: Ehrenreich relies on Romero and Rollins interviews with maids in order to convince the reader that the household workforce is composed of ethnic groups that are trapped in this undesirable work because of immigration status and lack of education.


In the sixties and seventies, women were expected to be the caretakers of the home and the children. Not only by men, but also by other women, who achieved more in life.

Fadu May 4, at 6: Why is it that jobs with such physical labor seem to pay less than those that require a sharp mind? You can save, preview or cancel your changes at any time by clicking the button on the right side show me.

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Orcer the rise of a globalized economy comes a rise in need of cleaning services. Cancel Keep Editing Save Page. Employers are not required to provide a paid maternity leave for ordfr. Posted by Lisa Smith at 2: She is the author of Nickel and Dimed, were she goes undercover and undertakes minimum wage unskilled worked and demonstrates the bleak reality of the American Dream. Housemaids were introduced into the market, and it became stereotypical that Hispanic and African American women are housemaids.

The use of a cleaning ladie housekeeper is quiet convenient for mostly white people -as the author says- to get the chores done like scrubbing the floor, vacuuming or cleaning after the husband or leave mess behind. You must be logged in to post a comment. Ehrenreich offers a summary of the “independent” and “corporate” cleaning industries as madi as her own experiences working for one of these cleaning companies.