The Resource Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)

Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)

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Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive
Title
Maid
Title remainder
hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Language
eng
Summary
Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. "My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter." While the gap between upper middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work?primarily done by women?fuels the economic success of the wealthy. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid , she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans. Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. "I'd become a nameless ghost," Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the "servant" worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children
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B@L
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Land, Stephanie
Dewey number
  • 331.4/8164092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6072.2.U5
LC item number
L36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Ehrenreich, Barbara
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  • Land, Stephanie
  • Women household employees
  • Working class
  • Single mothers
  • Working poor
  • Poverty
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
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Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
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1 online resource
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online
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9780316421003
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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924ee53e-866f-4114-ae17-c6959f23cde8
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  • other
  • remote
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(OCoLC)1080667228
Label
Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive, Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316421003
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
924ee53e-866f-4114-ae17-c6959f23cde8
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1080667228

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