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Housekeeping By DesignHotels and Labor$
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David Brody

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226389097

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.001.0001

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You’re Doing Research Where?

You’re Doing Research Where?

Chapter:
(p.113) Vignette Five You’re Doing Research Where?
Source:
Housekeeping By Design
Author(s):

David Brody

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.003.0010

In this vignette, Brody briefly introduces his research and travel in Kauai. He describes the island’s beautiful scenery and contrasts his own view of Kauai as a vacation destination with the view of the housekeepers at the Starwood hotels, who view the island as a workplace. Brody mentions the difficulty of incorporating sustainable design in the hotel industry without compromising labor conditions.

Keywords:   Kauai, hotels, sustainability, labor conditions, housekeeping, sustainable design

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