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a room with a view
another room or space that exists both literally and figuratively, with the two not being strictly separable. often the private quarters of migrant domestic workers have no windows opening to the outside world; no direct sunlight, no fresh air. the architectural physicality of these rooms forecloses the possibility of interaction with the exterior, closing domestic workers off to encounters and experiences beyond the realm of the atomized, monadic interiority of the domestic and the private. the view, the window, then, begins to symbolize vision and perspective more generally; the possibility for such workers to see beyond their present condition, to have something to look forward to. (this is of course not to say domestic workers lack perspective, rather that it is made harder structurally to cultivate perspective when denied a basic a room with a view.)