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Title: Ghar ka Kam Karne Wali Bai (Women who are working of your household): Understanding Living and Working Conditions of Domestic Workers in Mumbai
Authors: Kim, Hyun Jung
Keywords: School of Social Work
Bino Paul
Domestic Workers
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: TISS
Abstract: This research is an attempt to understand how domestic workers live and work in the shadow of global city of Mumbai. Domestic work has traditionally understood as an extension of women’s work that held to be an unpaid activity in private sphere (home). When domestic work becomes a vital source of livelihood for a section of the population, the meaning of the concepts domestic, work, domestic work, home, domestic workers and skill, need to redefine as understood by the researched. Home has become a place in which the domestic workers work as well as in which employers live. Therefore, home as a site of labour is a focus of the research. The place and the people in it along with their social identities affect the nature of work done and the recognition it gets. I also attempted to understand the differences between what domestic workers do as domestic work of employers’ home and domestic work of their own home. In understanding these, the participants have described, interpreted and constructed the day-to-day interactions as part of the relationship between the domestic workers and their employers. The meanings of the relationship between the worker and employer in the work site of home are not limited to one based on economic exchange but is understood as being affected by the intersectionalities of class, gender, caste and religion. This have been viewed in larger context of macro structural changes that have impacted the participants’ ways of working and living and how the participants cope with changes in their everyday life. Therefore, home, as an institution is considered as a part of social system representing the systems of class, gender, caste and religion.
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