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dc.creatorNaidu, Maheshvari.
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-06T10:46:19Z
dc.date.available2013-11-06T10:46:19Z
dc.date.created2009
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationNaidu, M. 2009. Glaring invisibility: dressing the body of the female cleaner. Anthropology Southern Africa, 32, 128-138.en
dc.identifier.issn02858-0144
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/9917
dc.description.abstractThe paper explores how the uniform of a group of female cleaners appears to be more than an abstract object framed by the practical exegetics of work. The uniform is seen as acting as a material exercise of discretionary and disciplinary power of inscription, and as the paper shows, emerges as a mode by which the cleaners are homogenously objectified and plastically turned into ‘subjects’ (Foucault 1982). The paper shows too that while the single layered cleaners’ uniform can be seen as disciplining the body and stripping down the complex multi-layers of their personality and attempting to naturalise their status as cleaners, the women’s narratives reveal their attempts to destabilise this conscription, if only outside the spatial and organisational domain of the work space.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Western Cape.en
dc.subjectClothing and dress--Psychological aspects.en
dc.subjectClothing and dress--Social aspects.en
dc.subjectUniforms--Social aspects.en
dc.subject.otherBody.en
dc.subject.otherUniform.en
dc.subject.otherPlasticity.en
dc.subject.otherInscription.en
dc.subject.otherDiscipline.en
dc.subject.otherNarratives.en
dc.titleGlaring invisibility: dressing the body of the female cleaner.en
dc.typePeer reviewed journal articleen


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