Book reviews

Christelle Avril, Les aides à domicile. Un autre monde populaire [Home help: another working-class world], Paris, La Dispute, “Corps santé société” series, 2014, 288 p.

Charlotte Debest  By the same author


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Drawing on a several-year field survey of home help workers in the greater Paris region, Christelle Avril sets out to “explore a world generally left in shadow” in sociology of the working class in France. It may seem questionable to draw a parallel between “service jobs” and manual labour, and it is precisely the relevance of this parallel that the book as a whole works to demonstrate. (…)