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Title: Contesting identity of homemakers: Housewife worker and daughter?
Authors: 王增勇
Wang, Frank Tsen-Yung
Contributors: 社工所
Keywords: Home care;Subjectivity;Critical ethnography;Family discourse;Home-care worker
Date: 2002
Issue Date: 2014-08-20 15:06:38 (UTC+8)
Abstract: One of the administrative dilemmas in home-care delivery is that an appropriate and trusting relationship between the home-care worker and the client must be developed; yet this relationship is not readily visible to service managers. Setting up organizational processes for building allegiance and turning the home-care worker into an ideal one become major administrative tasks for home-care managers. Within such organizational context, the home-care worker is then faced with the issue of developing her own identity. This study lays out the Chinese particulars of what being a home-care worker is all about on the ground in Taiwan. In the Chinese context of family and cultural prerogatives around filial daughter and doing good, being a worker (agency perspective) and being a daughter (client's desire) are both problematic. Many home-care workers view themselves as a do-gooder portrayed by the Buddhist discourse of karma. The findings suggest that administrative tasks, client, and worker relationship may appear similar on the surface but the dynamics are quite different.
Relation: Journal of Aging Studies, No.16, pp.37-55
Data Type: article
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