This paper will present a study examining the social and working conditions of immigrant women who work in the family and the field of elderly people's assistance in private houses in Italy. The research will focus on categories such as social class, "race", and gender, variables that stratify and naturalize the inequalities inbred in the social relations between immigrant caregivers and the families they work for. I will seek to illustrate through these perspectives how an affective and family life of their own is denied to these care workers. I will further investigate how the relationship between the care worker's body and the elderly care receiver's body becomes structured and characterized each time differently on the basis of gender. Moreover, I will take a closer look at the relationship of the female worker with her own body and disease, and also at the relationship of the care worker with death and money. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Being part of the family. Social and working conditions of female migrant care workers in Italy

DELLA PUPPA, FRANCESCO
2012

Abstract

This paper will present a study examining the social and working conditions of immigrant women who work in the family and the field of elderly people's assistance in private houses in Italy. The research will focus on categories such as social class, "race", and gender, variables that stratify and naturalize the inequalities inbred in the social relations between immigrant caregivers and the families they work for. I will seek to illustrate through these perspectives how an affective and family life of their own is denied to these care workers. I will further investigate how the relationship between the care worker's body and the elderly care receiver's body becomes structured and characterized each time differently on the basis of gender. Moreover, I will take a closer look at the relationship of the female worker with her own body and disease, and also at the relationship of the care worker with death and money. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Francesco Della Puppa - Being part of the family.pdf

accesso aperto

Licenza: Accesso gratuito (solo visione)
Dimensione 155.82 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
155.82 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Francesco Della Puppa - Being part of the family.pdf

accesso aperto

Licenza: Accesso gratuito (solo visione)
Dimensione 155.82 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
155.82 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in ARCA sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10278/44590
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 6
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact