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2018 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 10513 words || 
1. Maich, Katherine. "Perpetuating the Past, Perpetuating the Present: Colonial Domesticity and Labor Rights in the Peruvian Home " Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 09, 2018 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Household workers’ struggles for labor rights draw attention to the private sphere of the home as
an unregulated site of gendered and racialized labor, especially in highly unequal regions such as
Latin America. While the sociological literature on paid domestic work has acknowledged the
difficulties of organizing workers and, to a lesser degree, of regulating an industry based in the
home, I argue that the difficulties arise from the historical organization of labor—that is, the
colonial ordering—of the home itself, which is fundamentally an ordering of historical racial
subordination. Through 10 months of ethnography in Lima, 62 in-depth interviews with
household workers, and an analysis of the 2003 Peruvian household workers’ law, I argue that
the law codifies preexisting inequalities and shapes a labor regime of colonial domesticity inside
Lima’s contemporary homes, as the law grants few rights and legalizes discrimination against
household workers. Despite struggles to regulate the household, then, I show how the law codifies a labor regime of colonial domesticity enacted through three elements—body, space, and time. The Peruvian case, then, provides an opportunity from which to theorize coloniality as deeply embedded in and
constitutive of contemporary relations of servitude, revealing important distinctions in how we
more broadly understand power, domination, and inequality embedded in the home as a

2007 - WESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Pages: 17 pages || Words: 9736 words || 
2. Abedi, Amir. and Schneider, Steffen. "Perpetual Winners? A Reconceptualization of Single-Party Dominance in Established Parliamentary Democracies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the WESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION, La Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Mar 08, 2007 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
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Abstract: Dominant party regimes – where a single party controls government over an extended period of time, whether alone or as the major player in a coalition – are usually treated as an infrequent, empirically puzzling and normatively troubling anomaly in the literature. Yet valid descriptive and explanatory inferences on the prevalence, causes and impact of single-party dominance have so far been hampered by the notoriously vague, convoluted and arbitrary definitions of the phenomenon. In this conceptual paper, we review and criticize extant definitions. We argue, first, that simple and plausible qualitative criteria of a party's dominance vis-à-vis its parliamentary competitors may be derived from the dominant player concept developed in the literature on weighted majority games. Secondly, we contend that no obvious qualitative thresholds are readily available in the temporal dimension of dominance. Here cut-off points have to be developed in an empirical fashion, drawing on the analysis of a sufficiently large and clearly delimited population instead of an ad hoc sample of cases. In the empirical section of the paper we use an original dataset of over four hundred national election and government formation outcomes in sixteen OECD countries that have been continuously democratic since 1945 (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom) to demonstrate our two-pronged approach. We show that our reconceptualization of single-party dominance yields more intuitive results than standard operationalizations while also enabling us to distinguish types and gradations of dominance. This firmer conceptual grounding – together with a larger number of cases – is a prerequisite for more ambitious, hypothesis-testing work in the field.

2005 - American Sociological Association Pages: 20 pages || Words: 4558 words || 
3. Travis, Melissa. "Orchestrating and Perpetuating a Power Paradox: The Couples and Communities of Domestic Discipline Relationships" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Marriott Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 12, 2005 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-27 <>
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Abstract: A grounded theory analysis of manuscripts taken from domestic discipline (DD) communities online. Analysis and subsequent model includes an examination of how domestic discipline couples establish, operationalize, and navigate their lifestyle within the context of their relationship and their community.

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