The Resource Gendered and racialised constructions of work in bureaucratised care services in Italy, Sabrina Maechetti ; Francesca Scrinzi

Gendered and racialised constructions of work in bureaucratised care services in Italy, Sabrina Maechetti ; Francesca Scrinzi

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Gendered and racialised constructions of work in bureaucratised care services in Italy
Title
Gendered and racialised constructions of work in bureaucratised care services in Italy
Statement of responsibility
Sabrina Maechetti ; Francesca Scrinzi
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Language
eng
Summary
Scholarship on migrant care work argued that we need to broaden our understanding of the international division of reproductive labour by incorporating into the analysis other agents of social reproduction besides the household such as the non-profit sector, the market and the State. In response to these debates, the article focuses on migrant labour within the bureaucratised care sector, by comparing Latin American and Eastern European women employed in social cooperatives proving home-based elderly care services in Italy. Ethnographic data are used to show how both the workers and the cooperatives' managers negotiate racialised and gendered constructions of care work and skill. We argue that the dominant gendered and racialised perceptions of paid care as non-skilled feminine work, which are at play in private employment, are activated in specific ways in the bureaucratised sector too. Bureaucratised care thus comes into sight as being in strong continuity with the traditional forms of care work, as far as the social construction of the job is concerned. However, it does represent a general improvement for migrant workers in so far as it allows them to achieve better living and working conditions if compared to live-in domestic service
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IT-FiEUI
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Marchetti, Sabrina
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1975-
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  • Scrinzi, Francesca
  • Robert Schuman Centre
Series statement
  • EUI working papers. RSC
  • EUI papers
  • Global Governance Programme
Series volume
  • 2014/123
  • 147
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  • Women household employees
  • Italy
Label
Gendered and racialised constructions of work in bureaucratised care services in Italy, Sabrina Maechetti ; Francesca Scrinzi
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/33879
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subject: Care work; Migration; Gender; Eastern Europeans; Latin Americans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17739998
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
18 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933295118
Label
Gendered and racialised constructions of work in bureaucratised care services in Italy, Sabrina Maechetti ; Francesca Scrinzi
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/33879
Publication
Note
Subject: Care work; Migration; Gender; Eastern Europeans; Latin Americans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17739998
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
18 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933295118

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