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The New American ServitudePolitical Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers$
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Caiti Coe

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479831012

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479831012.001.0001

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Playing Tennis

(p.166) Interlude
The New American Servitude

Cati Coe

NYU Press

One of the things that kin do is shape one another. They influence one another’s tastes—in food, music, and leisure activities—by introducing them to these sensations and making these activities meaningful by spending time together over food and play. Patients expose care workers to the sports and games that they like to play. This short piece describes an unusual situation in which a care worker was inspired to learn to play tennis and swim because of her patient.

Keywords:   kinship, leisure, games, habitus, sports

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