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COUTINHO, Maria Chalfin; D'AVILA, Geruza Tavares; MADERS, Tielly Rosado  e  MORAIS, Marcelo. Domestic workers: trajectories, experiences and everyday life. Cad. psicol. soc. trab. [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.1, pp. 87-101. ISSN 1516-3717.

In a context of changes in legislation and with expansion of rights in domestic service, it was made a research to investigate the practices and the meanings produced in the daily lives of domestic workers. The investigation occurred in two Brazilian metropolitan regions: Grande Florianópolis and Baixada Fluminense. Based on biographic methods, 27 domestic workers (housemaids and cleaners) were interviewed, with use of photographs and colorful schedule. In the analysis, three meaning cores were identified: educational and work trajectories, labor experiences and management of daily life and work. The trajectories reveal early entry into working life and low education level as factors that reinforced to perform paid domestic work. The experiences were constituted by emotional ambiguities in relations with employers and families, particularly for the housemaids. The management of daily life reveals peculiarities of housemaids and cleaners work and ability to negotiate with cunning and tacit knowledge. The analysis stresses the articulation between emotional ambiguities and imperative demands in an intense, intimate everyday work life marked by traces of slave heritage.

Palavras-chave : Domestic labor; Everyday life; Emotion; Trajectories; Experiences.

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