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Untidy Gender: Domestic Service in Turkey
Temple University Press
Women in the Political Economy
Excerpt from the book chapter: "Early on a weekday morning in Ankara, people hurry to work as the usual urban scene repeats itself. A middle-class professional woman scurries about her fifth-floor apartment in one of Ankara’s elite neighborhoods. She is rushing to prepare her children for school and get herself and her husband ready for the workday ahead. She helps her husband find his blue-and-yellow striped tie while waiting for her crimson nail polish to dry so she can comb her daughter’s hair. At the same time, in the basement of the apartment building, another woman also prepares for the day ahead. With work-worn hands,..."
This chapter first appeared in "Untidy Gender: Domestic Service in Turkey" by Gul Ozyegin. pp. 1-52. Reprinted by permission of Temple University Press. © 2001 by Temple Press University. All Rights Reserved.
Ozyegin, G. (2001). The View from Downstairs. Untidy Gender: Domestic Service in Turkey (pp. 1-52). Temple University Press. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/asbookchapters/150