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House and Street: The Domestic World of Servants and Masters in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro Univ of Texas PR ed. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0292727571
ISBN-10: 0292727577
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Editorial Reviews

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"Social and feminist historians will certainly applaud the sensitivity with which this book unveils the duress of servants' working and living conditions without neglecting to portray human endurance and individual or collective resistance to oppression from above. Everybody will read with great pleasure this creative, well argued and elegantly written book." (Journal of Latin American Studies)

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This book is not only about the slave and free women who labored as domestic servants in Rio de Janeiro in the years between 1860 and 1910. The concern is to recover the experiences of servant women as they conducted working and private lives, and to see them as they were seen and reacted to by those who owned or hired them, the actions expressed in their lives and the meanings those actions can be made to disclose--the 'webs of significance' in Clifford Geertz's phrase--led quickly to the multiple contexts in which servants located their lives.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; Univ of Texas PR ed. edition (January 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292727577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292727571
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. ravasizadeh on November 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
It is one those books that you are ASKED to read while you are in college and you just don't know how to finish it! Repetition after repetition.... honestly very unlikely of my character I skipped pages after pages. Three star goes to the enormous amount of research that ended up compiling book.
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This is a very interesting reading of history and deals with the poor workers in Brazil in the 19th century using the dichotomy of rich/poor and private/public.
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By A. Stuart on August 17, 2010
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Exactly as described, smooth/easy transaction, exactly as described, fast shipping, would do business with again!
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