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Caring for recognition ‒ young women on their way

Monika Kupczyk



The purpose of this qualitative research – based on biographical narrative interviews – is to trace the migration strategies of two young female domestic workers in private households in Germany. The authors interpret their agency mainly as a successful practice of “coping”. The analysis of the case studies reveals that biographical resources, language skills, aspects of class, nation state policies and expectations of the future intersect within the emancipation process. Care and domestic work functions as a strategy to realize longterm migration and thereby emphasizes its fundamental value in societies.

Keywords: care and domestic work, migration policies, biographical recourses, classmobility, agency


Bibliographie: Kupczyk, Monika: Caring for recognition ‒ young women on their way, ZQF, 1+2-2014, S. 114-130.


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