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The socio-economic role of domestic service as a factor of european identity

Objective

It was long expected that domestic service would disappear, that technological progress would eliminate it. Today, recourse to domestic help is still frequent. Their number is perhaps even increasing, due a wide range of reasons: current changes in labour organisation, including women's increasing presence in the labour market, increasing number of people living alone requiring domestic help, especially the elderly, growing immigration to EC from less favoured areas. Interest already exists in the European servant population of the past. This population represented about a fourth of the young generation, and about 10% of total population. Servants were the most mobile element and were major actors in changing mentalities. Creating development models for such a social group would not only shed new light on European social change in past centuries, but would also offer long term interpretation schemes to better understand the present.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Address
Quai Roosevelt 1B, Bètiment A4
4000 Liege
Belgium

Participants (20)

AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari, Edefici B
08193 Bellaterra
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Boulevard Raspail 54
75270 Paris
CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Albertov 6
128 43 Praha 2
DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE HCSO
Hungary
Address
Angol Ut, 77
1149 Budapest
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
Boulevard Raspail 54
75270 Paris
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50016 Firenze
ISTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO ORIENTALE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Giovanni Maggiore 30
80134 Napoli
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Ludwigstrasse 33/Iv
81377 Muenchen
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
1,Tycho Brahes Väg
220 07 Lund
SCUOLA MEDIA STATALE "PRIMO LEVI - IQBAL MASIH"
Italy
Address
Via Pistoia 30
20153 Milano
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address

6500 HD Nijmegen
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Praza Da Universidade 1
15782 Santiago De Compostela
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Praza Da Universidade 1
15782 Santiago De Compostela
UNIVERSITY OF BIALYSTOK
Poland
Address
Plac Uniwersytecki 1
15420 Bialystok
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
Via San Gallo 10
50129 Firenze
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Switzerland
Address
Boulevard Carl-vogt 102
1211 Geneve
UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
Norway
Address
Moltke Moes Vei
0315 Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF UMEAA
Sweden
Address
Universitetsområdet
901 87 Umeaa
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS - UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster