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date: 01 October 2022

Hyper-Precarious Labor: Transnational Domestic Worklocked

Hyper-Precarious Labor: Transnational Domestic Worklocked

  • Satveer Kaur-GillSatveer Kaur-GillThe Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
  •  and Mohan Jyoti DuttaMohan Jyoti DuttaSchool of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University


Transnational domestic work occurs in migration regimes that create hyper-precarious conditions for migrant workers performing care work. These hyper-precarious conditions produce intersecting marginalizing conditions that amplify inequalities and limit the mobility of migrant domestic workers, despite their movement from home to host country. The intersections of nationality, gender, race, socioeconomic status, and migration status reify the hyper-precarities faced while performing domestic work, giving rise to layers of communicative inequalities facing migrant domestic workers in the host country.


  • Race, Ethnicity, and Communication

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