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DSK, the maid from Guinea and 'agency'

Robert Thornton is an anthropologist who teaches at Wits University in South Africa. He also maintains  a blog: An Anthropologist in South Africa. In this guest post, he gives his take…..

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Maids in Manhattan

No not the bad Hollywood movie version with its fake set ups, but real life: The life of a hotel maid [in New York City] is not an easy one,…..

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When You Refuse, You Say ‘No!’

Gregory Mann Guest Blogger I had to buy The New York Post this week. It’s something I never do because, as the letters page reminded me, it’s something of a…..

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The maid from Guinea

When we’re not besieged by news about how still IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on suicide watch, how his various French supporters claim the whole thing is a conspiracy (he…..