Dirty Work: Immigrants in Domestic Service, Agriculture, and Prostitution in Sicily

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Lexington Books, 2007 - 163 pagine
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Dirty Work explores the lives and work of recent immigrants from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere to the southern Italian region of Sicily. Using extensive research, Cole and Booth focus on the experiences of foreigners employed in domestic service, prostitution, and agriculture. Investigation of these key sectors affords a revealing vantage point onto the place of Sicily in the increasingly international circuit of people, goods, practices, and capital. The book departs from the focus, common in immigration studies, on a single nationality or location by instead describing the experiences of foreigners of diverse origins in rural and urban areas. The Sicilian case epitomizes what is one of the most significant developments in contemporary Europe: the recent transformation of the South from labor exporter to immigrant destination. Probing the material foundations of the contemporary world, Dirty Work's clear and compelling presentation of timely themes should make it of interest to a broad readership, including students, scholars, and the interested public
 

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Indice

Introduction
1
The World Comes to Sicily
9
Family Support
33
The Food Chain
67
Trading in People Selling Sex
107
Beyond Sicily
141
Bibliography
149
Index
159
About the Authors
163
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Jeffrey E. Cole is professor and chair of anthropology at Connecticut College. Sally S. Booth is an education consultant and independent researcher and writer.

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