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Male domestic workers and gendered boundaries among Latin American migrants in Brussels
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Revista europea de estudios latinoamericanos y del Caribe. - Amsterdam, 1989, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2015
ISSN
0924-0608
Volume/pages
98(2015), p. 69-86
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