Nargiza Turanova interview conducted by Sonia De La Cruz and Helen Marie Moss, 2015-03-07
Nargiza Turanova describes her experiences as a home care worker. Originally from Turkey, she moved to Uzbekistan and then came as a refugee to the US. She speaks Turkish, Uzbek, Russian, and "some English." She began her training before coming to the US and has continued her care giver's training here, specializing in caring for the sick and elderly. Her current client speaks Turkish and she expresses concerns about working with English-only clients. Also talks about skills needed, her work days, what caregivers discuss when they talk to each other (mostly about clients), the skills she needs, and her satisfaction with the job. The interview was conducted in Russian and English with an interpreter.
The interview was conducted in Russian with an interpreter.
Recorded at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 503, Portland office, Portland, Oregon, March 7, 2015.
Taking Care--Documenting the Occupational Culture of Home Care Workers, Archie Green Fellows Project, 2014-2015 (AFC 2014/021: 01741) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
In English and Russian.