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This contribution discusses a research project carried out in Beirut (Lebanon), which focused on a temporary migration program aimed at providing domestic work for private individuals, with the obligation for the workers to reside in the employing household. In a context of coercion to care work, the article focuses on the "whore stigma" which functions as a tool to limit the mobility of migrant women and disqualifies female workers who fail to be permanently available in the household. It describes the re-signification of the stigma by those concerned, bringing a critique of the criteria of respectability that affects the trajectories of care workers.

  • Domestic work
  • Care
  • Whore stigma
  • Respectability
  • Lebanon
  • Psychosociology
Mira Younes
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