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Madams and Maids : A Narrative Investigation of Domestic Work, Racism and History


The aim is to investigate the narratives of employment relations between expatriate Scandinavian women
employers and Tanzanian women domestic workers, and how this influences their social identity models and
communication around work. An important part of the aim is also to investigate the changes and continuities
between contemporary employment relations articulated by the women involved and the employment relations
that were practiced during the system of indentured labor in East Africa during the period 1820s - 1940s. The
system was introduced by colonial settlers after slavery was


Ethnicity, Gender, Labour standards/rights, Gender, Labour

2020 - 2022



REMESO Project Leader

Paula Mählck, Senior lecturer

Participants not from REMESO

Contact for project


Last updated: 2021-01-26

Page responsible: erik.berggren@liu.se
Last updated: 2020-05-27