World rights available
Format 140x220 Hardcover
EUR 21,90 / sFr 31,90
ISBN ebook: 9783701742844
published in Februar 2012
Dirty secrets: explosive research behind closed doors.
They clean our toilets, take care of our kids and change grandma’s nappies – we hardly allow anyone so far into the privacy of our lives and homes as our cleaning ladies, babysitters or caretakers. Who are these ‘service providers’ with keys to our homes? Where are they from, what are their lives like? Journalist Sybille Hamann relentlessly investigates a work sector that our society can no longer live without. In her book she peeks behind closed doors, visits children left behind and encounters a world full of lies and feeling ashamed. To get an even closer look, she went undercover in the self-experiment of working as a cleaning lady under a false name.
Full of hard and poignant facts, this book is a thrilling read.
Sybille Hamann was born 1966 in Vienna and studied Political Science in Vienna, Berlin and Peking. She worked at the foreign desk of the daily newspaper Kurier from 1990-1995 and as an editor for the weekly magazine profil from 1995-2007. She has received numerous awards for her journalistic work. Currently, she is a columnist for the daily newspaper Die Presse, author for the weekly magazine Der Falter, editor-in-chief for the human rights magazine Liga. Zeitschrift für Menschrechte, teacher for journalism at FHWien University of Applied Sciences, author of several books, speaker and presenter.