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Au Pairs’ Lives in Global Context

Sisters or Servants?

  • Rosie Cox

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Rosie Cox
      Pages 1-15
  3. Au Pairs in the UK

  4. Au Pairs in the Nordic Countries

  5. The Au Pair Experience in the Rest of Europe

  6. Au Pairs in the New World

About this book


Far from being the preserve of middle-class women from Northern Europe, au pairing is now booming worldwide. This collection, the first dedicated entirely to examining the lives of au pairs, traces their experiences across five continents showing how this form of domestic labour and childcare is thriving in the twenty-first century.


Au pairs domestic work migration childcare Familie Moral Nation Transnational women

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosie Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck, University of LondonUK

About the editors

Laurie Berg, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Mariya Bikova, University of Bergen, Norway Zuzana Sekeráková Búriková, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Nicky Busch, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Rosie Cox, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Severine Durin, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Mexico Eleni Liarou, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Lene Løvdal, Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, Norway Jenny Moss, Justice for Domestic Workers, UK Mirza Aguilar Pérez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico Aoife Smith, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Republic of Ireland Helle Stenum, Roskilde University, Denmark Elisabeth Stubberud, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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