Raffaella Sarti, Can Historians Speak? A Few Thoughts and Proposals on a Possible Global History of Domestic Service/Work The title of this contribution echoes the influential and controversial article by Gayatri Chakravorti Spivak “Can the Subaltern Speak?”—an inspiring question. However, I will not discuss her argument. Rather, will highlight a common problem that historians have to face, namely the vocabulary they use. Such a problem seems particularly important in the study of domestic service/work, and even more so if they want to develop a comparative perspective and/or contribute to a possible global history of domestic service/work. The chapter examines the problem and suggests some possible strategies to overcome it and move toward a global history of domestic service/work.

Can Historians Speak? A Few Thoughts and Proposals on a Possible Global History of Domestic Service/Work

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2019-01-01

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Raffaella Sarti, Can Historians Speak? A Few Thoughts and Proposals on a Possible Global History of Domestic Service/Work The title of this contribution echoes the influential and controversial article by Gayatri Chakravorti Spivak “Can the Subaltern Speak?”—an inspiring question. However, I will not discuss her argument. Rather, will highlight a common problem that historians have to face, namely the vocabulary they use. Such a problem seems particularly important in the study of domestic service/work, and even more so if they want to develop a comparative perspective and/or contribute to a possible global history of domestic service/work. The chapter examines the problem and suggests some possible strategies to overcome it and move toward a global history of domestic service/work.
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