Subjectivity in the 'maid'/'madam' relationship and its effects on the occupational child care-giving functions of the domestic worker

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Swartz, Sally en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Ngqakayi, Nomsa C en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-23T07:34:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-23T07:34:30Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ngqakayi, N. 1991. Subjectivity in the 'maid'/'madam' relationship and its effects on the occupational child care-giving functions of the domestic worker. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14058
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 62-63a. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the manner in which discursive practises in the social relations within domestic service position, the domestic worker, and the work she does, as of low status and impinges on the child caregiving functions of the domestic worker. The extent to which racial factors are operant was assessed. Accounts were obtained from both 'maids' and 'madams' through in-depth, semi-structured interviews. The approach to the transcribed data was informed by Hallway's (1989) interpretative discourse analysis whilst analytical concepts from Davies and Harre (1990) were used for the actual analysis of discursive positioning. Discourses that emerged from the "madams" accounts polarized into a progressive liberal discourse and an oppressive, colonial discourse. The domestic workers' accounts revealed a discourse of servility as well . as a contradictory discourse of resistance. Racial considerations did not surface as decisive in the 'choice' of positioning, although their influence was not completely irrelevant. What did surface as decisive in enforcing democratic social practises, or approximations thereof, was the need for good quality substitute care as well as the need to retain already existent relationships of attachment between the domestic workers and the children under their care. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Subjectivity in the 'maid'/'madam' relationship and its effects on the occupational child care-giving functions of the domestic worker en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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