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    Migration and Domestic Service: Past and Present Trends in Quebec and Ireland (MUSSI Working Paper Serires no. 8)


    Connolly, Linda (2019) Migration and Domestic Service: Past and Present Trends in Quebec and Ireland (MUSSI Working Paper Serires no. 8). Working Paper. MUSSI. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    During the nineteenth and early decades of the twentieth century, middle and upper-class households extensively employed servants, maids and nannies. Domestic service was an institution of considerable cultural significance and a vital element of middle-class domesticity, including in Quebec and in Ireland. Bradbury and Myers argued that in the 1830s in Montreal, for instance: “Bourgeois understandings of gender and marriage, in which a leisured wife was supported by her husband and freed from hard labour through the work of domestics, were spreading.”2 Irish middle class households were no different. Domestic servants were an integral part of the social fabric of Irish history.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: MUSSI Working Paper Serires no. 8
    Keywords: Migration; Domestic Service; Past and Present; Trends; Quebec; Ireland; MUSSI Working Paper Series;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 11110
    Depositing User: Linda Connolly
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 13:54
    Publisher: MUSSI
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