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The Resource Women's work : a reckoning with home and help, Megan K. Stack

Women's work : a reckoning with home and help, Megan K. Stack

Label
Women's work : a reckoning with home and help
Title
Women's work
Title remainder
a reckoning with home and help
Statement of responsibility
Megan K. Stack
Title variation
Reckoning with home and help
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Megan Stack was living in Beijing, she left her prestigious job as a foreign correspondent to have her first child and work from home writing a book. She quickly realized that caring for a baby and keeping up with the housework while her husband went to the office each day was consuming the time she needed to write. This dilemma was resolved in the manner of many upper-class families and large corporations: she availed herself of cheap Chinese labor. The housekeeper Stack hired was a migrant from the countryside, a mother who had left her daughter in a precarious situation to earn desperately needed cash in the capital. As Stack's family grew and her husband's job took them to Dehli, a series of Chinese and Indian women cooked, cleaned, and babysat in her home. Stack grew increasingly aware of the brutal realities of their lives: domestic abuse, alcoholism, unplanned pregnancies. Hiring poor women had given her the ability to work while raising her children, but what ethical compromise had she made?
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stack, Megan K
Dewey number
  • 362.71/20954
  • 331.4/8164
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stack, Megan K
  • Stack, Megan K
  • Stack, Megan K
  • Child care workers
  • Child care workers
  • Working mothers
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Nannies
  • Nannies
  • Women household employees
  • Women household employees
  • Americans
  • Child care workers
  • Working mothers
  • China
  • India
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Label
Women's work : a reckoning with home and help, Megan K. Stack
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1044554378
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780385542098
Lccn
2018035800
System control number
(OCoLC)1044554378
Label
Women's work : a reckoning with home and help, Megan K. Stack
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1044554378
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780385542098
Lccn
2018035800
System control number
(OCoLC)1044554378

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