Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa
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]
New York, NY
Domestic workers, South Africa, Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union, Democratization, Social change, Women
African Studies | Unions | Women's Studies | Work, Economy and Organizations
Fish, Jennifer N., "Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa" (2006). Women's Studies Faculty Books. 6.