“A sensitive and nuanced glimpse into the lives of the women who raise so many of Brooklyn’s—and America’s—children. Mose Brown has given us a deeply compelling and timely ethnography.”
-Philip Kasinitz,co-author of Inheriting the City
“Mose Brown has entered the hidden realm of West Indian childcare workers and produced a remarkable picture of urban life. This is fine grained, careful ethnography that reveals the taken for granted intimacies and politics of everyday experience.”-Mitchell Duneier,author of Sidewalk
“[An] engrossing look at the Caribbean community of child care workers in Brooklyn, NY”-Library Journal,
“Vividly written…Mose Brown’s own voice is especially poignant; her reflexivity about her relationships to others as a researcher, fellow New Yorker and mother is a model for contemporary ethnography.”-Joanna Dreby,author of Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children
&8220;Outsiders can only wonder what West Indian caregivers say to each other as they sit on park benches watching their charges. Mose Brown gives us the answer, in an insightful and fascinating account of how these women create their own social worlds in public spaces. A revealing sociological portrait of women whose work and struggles command respect.”-Julia Wrigley,author of Education and Gender Equity
This is a well written ethnography using good techniques to gather sound information .
It really made me more aware of the struggles of West Indian nannies as women, immigrants, mothers, and childcare workers.
This book brings to light the the professionalism of the nannies and the beauty of making a difference in a child's life.
It arrived on time and is in great condition. I bought this book for a qualitative research class and it is interesting. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Goz
Being a first generation American with family ties in Barbados growing up in Brooklyn life was pretty black and white. Brooklyn being black and Manhattan being white. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Redman
This book is very informative and helps the reader to better understand the lives of the women that "raise Brooklyn. Read morePublished on April 16, 2011 by ayesha0630