Title
Male domestic workers and gendered boundaries among Latin American migrants in Brussels Male domestic workers and gendered boundaries among Latin American migrants in Brussels
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Translators and Interpreters
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Revista europea de estudios latinoamericanos y del Caribe. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
98(2015) , p. 69-86
ISSN
0924-0608
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Based on ethnographic research conducted in Brussels, this article analyses gender-based constructions in relation to paid domestic work. We focus our attention on Latin American migrants who, unlike migrants from other regions, come from so cieties where paid domestic work has been the main occupation of women throughout the twentieth century, where it was strongly shaped by a colonial legacy. We identify two main tropes within the discourse of our informants regarding this kind of work: the (gendered) professional and the (do- mestic) worker. In our analysis, pa rticular attention is given to the participation of men in paid domestic work within the context of migratory experiences. Keywords : paid domestic work, gendered boundaries, Latin American migrants.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/a2673b/4a4df396.pdf
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