Portraits of Women’s Paid Domestic-Care Labour

  title={Portraits of Women’s Paid Domestic-Care Labour},
  author={Shalini Grover and Thomas Chambers and Patricia Jeffery},
  journal={Journal of South Asian Development},
  pages={123 - 140}
Our introduction to this Special Issue draws out themes from all four articles which focus on India’s domestic-care economy: women’s paid domestic labour, care work and surrogacy. Through fine-grained ethnographic detail, all the articles nuance questions around agency and resistance, and actively challenge the ‘passive victim’ stereotype that continues to be the primary imaginary in many representations of domestic-care workers. We describe how the articles detail the intimacy, emotional… Expand
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