Péče na prodej. Jak se práce z lásky stává placenou službou

Published: 2017
Pages: 256
Format: 12 × 21 cm
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-80-210-8651-7

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Care for Sale. How Caring is Turning into Commercial Service



What do kindergarten homeschools, dog hotels, hourly husbands, senior care, and babysitting and housekeeping services have in common? These are providers of paid services which, until recently, used to be given by loving household members to others for free. This book focuses on the current trend of the acts of “social reproduction” being moved from the private sphere of home and family to the public market. The authors present the findings of their qualitative research which has focused on the supply of this kind of services and their presentation to potential clients. The perspective of the providers, the owners of the agencies, is truly interesting. It offers an insight into the thinking and practice of people who actively take the wheel to drive us towards marketisation of our lives.

Mgr. et Mgr. Adéla Souralová, Ph.D. (nar. 1984) – Assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and at the Office for Population Studies, Faculty of Social Studies MU. She is professionally interested in migration and ethnicity, especially in the issues of female migrants and in gender and anthropology of migration.

Vendula Chalánková (nar. 1981) – One of the most important current artists in Czechia. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Studio “Environment” under Vladimir Merta and Marian Palla. Her works are represented in the collections of the National Gallery, the Moravian Gallery, and the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna.


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