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Postsocialist Caring Biographies : Care Work between Work and Non-Work



Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society
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Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords care biographies; nannies; work; non-work
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Description This article examines the ambiguous status of paid care work by focusing on how nannies make sense of paid care work. Drawing on fifteen in-depth interviews with Czech nannies caring for second-generation Vietnamese immigrant children, the article seeks answers to the following questions: How are postsocialist caring biographies and gendered subjectivities shaped in paid child care and how do they shape the understanding/meaning of (paid) care work? This article aims to bring a local experience to the global discussion while emphasizing the need for an examination of the cultural and political context in which nannies provide paid caregiving.
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