Peer-reviewed journal article
Uhde, Zuzana. 2012. „Slepá ulička instituce nájemní domácí péče.“ Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum 13 (1): 12-23. ISSN 1213-0028. Available from:

The article focuses on analyzing the institution of hired domestic care in the context of global connections of social relations and changing social forms of care. In the first part, the author introduces the social context in which the market model of care and transnational care practices partake in forming the process of distorted emancipation. In the second part, she focuses on feminist contentions about the meaning and possibilities of transformation of the institution of hired domestic care. In the third part, a systematic analysis of this institution is presented, examining forms of relationships between the domestic worker and the employer with a reference to institutional conditions and employers’ attitudes. On the basis of her analysis the author identifies drawbacks of the professionalization of hired domestic work and care as a solution to gender and social injustice. At the end, the author outlines a public model of care as a starting point for a future exploration.


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