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Title
Liseth Valencia interview conducted by Patricia Francois, 2016-06-04.
Summary
This interview with domestic worker Liseth Valencia, like others in this collection, focuses on the following themes: her biographical and background information; domestic workers' overview of their work inside their employer's homes and how they frame it as "real work"; how the domestic workforce negotiates and balances their work in other people's homes with the needs and demands of own homes and personal lives; their relationship to Domestic Workers United and the movement for domestic workers' rights; and the community of workers that has been created through the DWU organization. In this interview, Valencia also recounts the story of her migration from Guatemala, and how she negotiates her relationships with employers. Of particular note is her resistance to creating a "love" relationship with the children and families she works for.
Contributor Names
Valencia, Liseth, interviewee.
Francois, Patricia, interviewer.
Brooklyn Arts Council, sponsor.
Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.
Created / Published
2016-06-04
Subject Headings
-  Valencia, Liseth--Interviews
-  Household employees--New York (State)--New York--Interviews
-  Supplementary employment
-  Temporary employment
-  Work and family
-  Work environment
-  Work ethic
-  Work-life balance
-  Job satisfaction
-  Job stress
-  Quality of work life
Genre
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal narratives
Notes
-  Recorded at the headquarters of Domestic Workers United, Brooklyn, New York, June 4, 2016.
-  Domestic Workers United: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2015-2016 (AFC 2015/027: 03400) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
-  In English.
Medium
1 sound file (wav) (01:13:32) : digital, sound.
2 video files (mov) (01:13:32) : digital, sound, color.
2 photographs : digital, jpg, color.
2 manuscripts : pdf, doc, text files.
Source Collection
Domestic Workers United: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2015-2016 AFC 2015/027: 03400
Repository
Library of Congress American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2015027.afc2015027_03400_mv01
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afc2015027.afc2015027_03400_ph
afc2015027.afc2015027_03400_ms02
afc2015027.afc2015027_03400_ms03
Library of Congress Control Number
2020655655
Rights Advisory
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Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2020655655
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Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Valencia, Liseth, Interviewee, Patricia Francois, Sponsor Brooklyn Arts Council, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Liseth Valencia interview conducted by Patricia Francois, -06-04. -06-04, 2016. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020655655/.

APA citation style:

Valencia, L., Francois, P., Brooklyn Arts Council, S. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2016) Liseth Valencia interview conducted by Patricia Francois, -06-04. -06-04. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020655655/.

MLA citation style:

Valencia, Liseth, Interviewee, et al. Liseth Valencia interview conducted by Patricia Francois, -06-04. -06-04, 2016. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020655655/>.

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