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    ‘Pink Slave’ or the ‘Modern Young Woman’? A history of the Au Pair in Britain

    Liarou, Eleni (2015) ‘Pink Slave’ or the ‘Modern Young Woman’? A history of the Au Pair in Britain. In: Cox, Rosie (ed.) Au Pairs' Lives in Global Context: Sisters or Servants? Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 19-35. ISBN 9781349477968.

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    The au pair has been all but written out of histories of domestic service and immigration in Britain; when au pairs are mentioned, it is only in passing with little historical explanation or contextualisation.1 The main reason for this gap in historiography lies in the fact that au pairs are regarded as neither economic migrants nor paid domestic workers.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2662-2602
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Domestic Worker, Moral Panic, Domestic Service, Household Employment, Receive Unemployment Benefit
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Eleni Liarou
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 05:49
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:53


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