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Published: 08 November 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384236-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8423-6
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374831-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
... Chapter 2 investigates how the dissident work practices of migrant domestic workers can be understood as deploying hidden tactics vis-à-vis their employers to appropriate the political script of liberal citizenship. It argues that these accounts of creative resistance are absent in the recent...
Published: 01 January 2022
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022183-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2218-3
Published: 01 January 2022
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022183-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2218-3
Published: 01 January 2022
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022183-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2218-3
Published: 01 January 2022
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022183-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2218-3
Published: 01 January 2022
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022183
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2218-3
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... affective labor domestic work households migrant domestic workers ...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... This chapter examines the assemblage of processes, policies, and systems of governance that designate and discipline South Asian migrant domestic workers into a “temporary population” in Kuwait. This assemblage positions domestic workers as dual agents of reproduction: tasked with the everyday...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... This chapter examines how South Asian domestic workers’ experiences of migration in the Gulf are characterized by “suspension”—of their being a part of, yet apart from, their “work households” in the Gulf and their “family households” in South Asia. This chapter discusses how domestic workers...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... subjectivity affective labor transnational domestic workers South Asia gender ...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... everyday religious conversion transnational migration domestic workers stories/narratives ...
Book Chapter

By Charles T. Lee
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
... Giorgio Agamben bare life tactics domestic workers’ movements nonexistent rights ...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... This chapter examines domestic workers’ housetalk: how their emergent practice of Islam develops through their relations and work within Kuwaiti households. Households constitute spaces of everyday activities and interactions through which domestic workers come to develop Islamic sensibilities...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... To learn more about Islam, many domestic workers obtain learning materials and take classes at Kuwait’s Islamic da’wa movement’s women’s center. Taught in their first languages, by teachers of similar ethnonational backgrounds, these classes effectively reproduce domestic workers’ ethnonational...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... The epilogue reprises the major themes of the book, namely, how South Asian migrant domestic workers’ everyday conversions in Kuwait mark the confluence of affective labor, Islamic ethical practice, and discourses of South Asian women’s malleability—all of which reshape their subjectivities...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... not to make apparent when visiting and adjusting back to their families and communities in South Asia. subjectivity affective labor transnational domestic workers South Asia gender ...
Book Chapter

By Charles T. Lee
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
...Episodes Chapter 2 investigates how the dissident work practices of migrant domestic workers can be understood as deploying hidden tactics vis-à-vis their employers to appropriate the political script of liberal citizenship. It argues that these accounts of creative resistance are absent...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... transnational migration citizenship migrant workers domestic work sector Indian Ocean/ Kuwait / Arabian Peninsula / Persian Gulf ...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-128
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The singer-songwriter Manuel Monroy Chazarreta (1961–) warmly evoked, with his distinctive empathy and colloquial lyrics, the typical Sunday off enjoyed by many domestic workers in La Paz. Parks and promenades along central avenues are some of the public spaces occupied especially by younger...