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dc.titleNegotiating Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Performing Migrant Domestic Work in Contentious Conditions
dc.contributor.authorKaur-Gill, Satveer
dc.contributor.authorQin-Liang, Yeo
dc.contributor.authorHassan, Samira
dc.identifier.citationKaur-Gill, Satveer, Qin-Liang, Yeo, Hassan, Samira (2021-03-23). Negotiating Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Performing Migrant Domestic Work in Contentious Conditions. American Behavioral Scientist 65 (10) : 1406-1425. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractMigrant domestic work is performed in precariously (im)mobile working conditions that mark the subaltern body in a state of constant lived experience with and in strife. In Singapore, the structural context of hire amplifies conditions of servitude, indebtedness, and subalternity that have implications for mental health. This study documents mental health narratives by migrant domestic workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, registering how mental health is negotiated amid dissension in the performance of precarious labor. While functional employment structures enabled and empowered well-being, dysfunctional structures disrupted mental health meanings, creating layers of constant contention for domestic workers to broker, limiting opportunities for mental health and well-being. Narratives gathered indicate systemic mental health precarities tied to workplace dysfunctions. © 2021 SAGE Publications.
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Inc.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.sourceScopus OA2021
dc.subject(im)mobile migrants
dc.subjectCOVID-19 pandemic
dc.subjectculture-centered approach
dc.subjectlabor precarity
dc.subjectmental health
dc.subjectmigrant domestic workers
dc.contributor.departmentCOMMUNICATIONS AND NEW MEDIA
dc.description.sourcetitleAmerican Behavioral Scientist
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