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by Mary Romero

2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College
Download The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream epub
ISBN: 0814776426
ISBN13: 978-0814776421
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Mary Romero
Language: English
Publisher: NYU Press (September 1, 2011)
Pages: 277 pages
ePUB size: 1334 kb
FB2 size: 1542 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 846
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16 students and I read this book in my Introduction to Sociology class. My students enjoyed reading the book and found themselves thinking a great deal about class, gender, and race as well as employee-employer relationships. What we liked most about the book, which is an autobiography of a rather egocentric maid's daughter, was that the book presented the data and analysis in such a way that we, as readers, could make our own evaluations.
My mother is housekeeper from El Salvador so I found this very touching and it hit home in many ways. If you can relate to being a maid's daughter or being the child of someone in a service industry I highly recommend this book.
I bought this book for a Sociology class. It was very educational and informative. It was also a very good, interesting story to read. It gives an in-depth look at what its like to live in two worlds....that of the rich and that of the poor immigrant.
I felt this book was a real inside story to what goes on behind closed doors. Its an easy read and its very in lighting. Take a day, read the book and you will see for yourself that life is always easy on the other side.
Book was in great condition! Very happy :)
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This is not a traditional book sold on Amazon. It is a Research Thesis. While you can dig out the story of the Maid's Daughter, it is surrounded by the details of the research and views of the author. This book took 30 years to create. While you can credit the author for her diligence and scholarship, you can't score it high because of its poor readability.
I just finished THE MAID"S DAUGHTER. It's a book that will be read 50 years from now. And it's both great reading and an extraordinary academic contribution. This book synthesizes decades of scholarship; careful, intimate ethnography/oral history; and beautiful writing. It will have both a personal and a political impact on anyone who reads it.