Articulations of eroticism and race: Domestic service in Latin America

  title={Articulations of eroticism and race: Domestic service in Latin America},
  author={Peter Wade},
  journal={Feminist Theory},
  pages={187 - 202}
  • P. Wade
  • Published 17 July 2013
  • Political Science
  • Feminist Theory
‘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… 
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