chapter  8
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THEORETICAL AND POLITICAL REFLECTIONS

In this volume we have examined the resurgence of waged domestic labour in Britain through the 1980s and into the early 1990s; we have accounted for how and why this resurgence has occurred; and we have explored in depth the nature of the two main forms of waged domestic labour employed within middle-class households. We now step outside these concerns to examine the broader theoretical implications of this phenomenon in terms of class and gender, and consider the politics of waged domestic labour in contemporary Britain.