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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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FREITAS, Suzi Mara; RIBEIRO, Daniela de Figueiredo  and  ANDRADE, Antônio dos Santos. The routine of footwear industry home workers: perceptions and experience about work and free time. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.2, pp. 405-419. ISSN 1808-4281.

The present paper is a study which seeks to understand how work and free time are experienced by social actors that share a reality where work and domestic environment are mixed. The data collection was carried out in two stages: the exploratory phase in which ten residences were observed, where workers developed their activities; and the focalized phase, in which five workers were interviewed at their home-work places. The obtained data were analyzed through hermeneutic dialetic analysis. It allowed verifying that the participants are defined by the capacity in creating moments of flexibility during work time, which results in a more casual atmosphere than the one of factories. However, as they are their own bosses, it leads to physical and emotional wear and tear and difficulties in managing free time.

Keywords : Work; Free time; Footwear industry workers.

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