Women in paid domestic labour in Christchurch
Thesis DisciplinePolitical Science
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Arts
This study of women in paid domestic labour looks mainly at the influence of a system of capitalist patriarchy on the lives of working-class women. The historical situation of women in New Zealand is studied in depth and compared with their situation today. The women interviewed for the study are all currently involved in paid domestic work. The interviews are used to illustrate the nature of the work these women do. These quotes are also used to illustrate the influence of class and patriarchy in today's society.