publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Articulations of eroticism and race: Domestic service in Latin America

Wade, Peter;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2013
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
'Service', particularly 'domestic service', operates as a specific articulation or intersection of processes of race, class, gender and age that reiterates images of the sexual desirability of some women racially marked by blackness or indigeneity in Latin America. The sexualisation of racially subordinated people has been linked to the exercise of power. This article focuses on an aspect of subordination related to the condition of being a servant, and the 'domestication' and 'acculturation' that domestic service implies in societies where black and indigenous people are often linked to 'backwardness'. Perceived racial otherness, class subordination, gender, ag...
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free text keywords: Colombia, domestic service, eroticism, gender, Latin America, race, sexuality, Colombia, domestic service, eroticism, gender, Latin America, race, sexuality, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3318, Gender Studies, Human sexuality, Sociology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Latin Americans, Anthropology, Social science
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