High-end domestic services in 21st century Britain
Dr Don Slater (Department of Sociology)
Consumption, Status, Practice Theory, Domestic Space, Domestic Work
As a global centre of wealth, London and the South East of England have seen a resurgence in high-end domestic services. My study explores the spatial and contractual relationships between households and domestic employees, with a focus on cleaning and security services. I will also explore how intermediary figures, from estate agents to interior designers, mediate these relationships.