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The introduction to this book opens with Fouzia’s words: ‘What I do, it’s not little, it’s really something.’ I hope that the different chapters have illustrated and demonstrated the power of this statement, in spite of its apparent simplicity. Throughout the chapters, I have attempted to convey how the narrated experiences of participants sustained the theoretical reflections in productive ways, with the theory being voiced by participants and not only introduced by the analysis. Drawing on a gendered political economy of care, I explored racialised care workers’ trajectories and experiences, from entering the older-age care sector to several dimensions of their daily labour to their aspirations and projections for the future. Their discourses led me to engage with care ethics and the two approaches enriched the proposed understanding of care workers’ experiences on the one hand and of the place of care in contemporary European societies on the other.
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