Nekupujete si lásku, kupujete si službu“: (re)konstrukce péče o děti v prostředí agentur na hlídání 
Souralová, Adéla. 2012. „Nekupujete si lásku, kupujete si službu“: (re)konstrukce péče o děti v prostředí agentur na hlídání .“ Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum 13 (1): 33-41
Abstract: During the last couple of decades, paid childcare has become one of the central issues of feminist research. Agencies mediating childcare are a relatively new actor in childcare arrangements in the Czech Republic. This article argues that these agencies do not fill a gap in the market by offering childcare. Far from providing simple supply that reacts to a market demand, the agencies create the demand for specific care. Drawing upon qualitative research conducted with owners of these agencies, the text looks into the ways in which childcare is constructed. The issues of qualified, specialized, and professionalized care are discussed. The article aims to show that childcare in the agencies is deconstructed as a natural female activity and is reconstructed as a gendered activity requiring particular skills that are subjected to professional screening.