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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 2.132

Guided Emotions: Narratives of Domestic Paid Workers in India


  • Dr. Amiya Kumar DAS

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Emotions plays an important role in everybody's life. It is believed that women are mostly vulnerable in terms of their emotional behavior. This paper attempts to understand from various narratives of the domestic paid workers in Assam on managing their emotions in the workplace to earn a livelihood in the difficult situation. Mostly women domestic help work in the households to earn bread for their home. Irrespective of their emotional state, they have to perform their duties in an uninterrupted manner. Through intensive interviews, this paper argues that those who better control their emotion do better in terms of employability as domestic help.