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Au pairs on Facebook
Ethnographic use of social media in politicised fields

authorities concerning au pair placement. Moreover, they use the Facebook sites of various NGOs to raise questions concerning their rights and duties or to find new host families in case of a premature termination of the au pair contract or, of continued au pair migration, for example, to Norway. As Murthy observes, engaging in research via social networking sites can ‘result in increased inclusion for those with disabilities (mobility and otherwise)’ ( Murthy, 2008 :845). For the au pairs, a major constraint is the way they are bound to their host families’ homes. For my

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