This is a problem analysis paper using the authors arguments we read throughout the semester. I will upload the authors texts on a file named Reading Citations. You have to mainly use them as your reference. You have to write everything in the lens of Bourdieu’s capital which is economic , cultural , and social capital . Economic capital is usually money , cultural is things like education , social is the hierarchies and connections and other social factors. I uploaded Bourdieu’s text. For example when arguing about migrant women low wage , “due to their low economic capital”.
a. Main argument: The migration and working conditions of migrant women domestic workers in Qatar shows the inequalities and precarities that these women endure to be able to support their families.
i. Supporting claim 1: The inequalities start at home due to gender inequalities and poverty that force these women to migrate.
ii. Supporting Claim 2: In order to migrate, these poor women become in debt due to the high fees many of them pay in order to be able to migrate.
iii. Supporting Claim 3: Once in Qatar, their limited economic capital helps them to support their families but in most cases is not enough to avoid intergeneralizational poverty, thus social class reproduction is bound to happen in the next generation.
This is the outline I am following. The context has to be in Qatar so as evidence but you could use other evidence to talk about problems of gender inequality generally for example. You have to use Parennas as the main evidence because she is the most related to my case and her material was studied throughout the course. Use keywords such as precarities , capital , social class reproduction , privilege , inequality.
Remarks my teacher gave me on the draft:
Carmelitta is a character from my creativity I used to personify the problem. Carmelita is a filipino migrant domestic worker. The essay has to be on domestic workers not all workers. You could modify Carmelita’s story if you want.
For paragraph 1 :
Dont focus on poor working conditions follow the outline properly. Focus on poverty and how gender inequality made her migrate from the Philippines. So the paragraph should talk only about the inequalities that made her migrate from the Phillipines. Parennas argues that their husbands are not always around and they dont do their duties which is a reason for them to migrate. Use other evidence also.
Delete anything about Miller because he talks about the context of the U.S.
Paragraph 2 : Talk about the inequalities they face from the agents hiring them and the inequalities they face in the migration process. Dont talk about poor working conditions in this paragraph neither. You could say that most agents are illegal and they promise a certain job or wage but the workers get surprised when they get here . You could benefit from Carmelita here.
Paragraph 3 : Here , you start talking about poor working conditions when they arrive to Qatar. Potential sources are Human rights watch and Amnesty International. You could talk about the kafala system which limits the workers freedom and does not let them change jobs or travel without employer’s permission. You could use Carmelitta and you could link to personal experience as a Qatari individual with domestic workers working at my home. You could let Carmelitta narrate her friends stories.
Paragraph 4 : Talk about social class reproduction and how these workers are likely to transmit their social status to their children creating a cycle of generational social class reproduction and inequality. Something I thought of is Carmelitta’s child wants to become a doctor , but her low economic capital which resulted also in her low cultural capital (education) prevented her from this dream. A relevant source is Parennas 2019 “precarity chains”.
Change the whole draft but im uploading it for you to have an idea .