Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa

Title

Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa

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Description

Domestic Democracy chronicles the struggle to achieve labor rights for this largest sector of women workers during South Africa’s early transition from apartheid to democracy. Based on an extensive ethnography with the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union, this book shows how women’s activism assured that the building of democracy included the establishment of rights and protections for the women who worked in isolation in private households. Through the voices of domestic workers, parliamentarians, activists, and employers, this book captures the struggle to realize rights ‘at home,’ the larger tensions of social and political transition, and the wider potential for human rights to prevail through the collective organization of women. [From the publisher]

ISBN

9780415975131

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Domestic workers, South Africa, Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union, Democratization, Social change, Women

Disciplines

African Studies | Unions | Women's Studies | Work, Economy and Organizations