The emotional labour of CW-guides
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In this chapter, the author describes how that came to be and how he conceptualise his position within Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) and the exchange of different forms of capital between he as a researcher and them as interlocutors. He focuses on how he develops and collects different kinds of data about the City Walks (CW)-guides. The guides long process of constructing a personal order, by narrating their lives in relation to external frameworks that might ensure their survival, thus ends with a professionalised version of their personal story. The author therefore started to collect and compare these stories, while seeking to gain knowledge about what had perhaps been excluded from them. Analysing the life stories of the CW-guides, Margaret Wetherell's concept of a 'personal order' is efficacious in theorising how stories shape our identity.