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Unformatted text preview: 18:06 i. AMST 101 ii. 03-07-2011 iii. “DOMESTICA” • Why is it that most people don’t think of domestic workers as abused and exploited? i. Read paragraph at bottom of p.18 and top of p.19 ii. Why people ignore these abuses to Latino domestic workers? i. They think Latino domestic workers are foreign ii. People don’t care about them due to the racism iii. In most cases, abuses happen in private places, and it’s hard to be noticed by outside people • “Maternalism” (pp. 11)-this is a important term for the invisibility of these problems! iv. I am a good boss, and these is no reason for our nannies/housecleaners to feel bad…ect. 1. Employers don’t see the problems, as they think they are consumers. I • “REAL WORK” VS. “WOMEN’S WORK” v. Read full paragraph on p. xiii vi. IMPORTANT: We think they are not doing the “real work”, instead we think they are doing the “women’s work” vii. 1. what do you make of the author’s “ironic rub”? viii.2. what do we disregard the work of running families and households? ix. 3. Why do we see family as “naturally” a female realm? x. 4. Why is “women’s work” paid much less than “real work”? • In the capitalist societies, “women’s work” is important to maintain the system works. • Domestic workers are low-paying, and 95% of them are women, so it fits to the general assumption to women (it’s nature for them to take care of kids, and do other house works) • However it’s not true, in some societies, it’s man who done these works. It could to tie to sexism, sexual inequalities, immigrations..ect. all of these elements contributes to the social issue • “Made in America”-documentary film xi. -American Dream xii. -Different perspectives xiii.-Do you think this film intends to exclude any negative images of domestic workers? Which is the biggest distinction with Domestica xiv.03-09-2011 • Primary Sources For Domestica • What type of primary sources does Hondagneu-Sotelo use to support her points? (pp. xv-xix) xv. -interview with domestic workers employers/community organizations xvi.- • Social Preferences in Hiring Domestic Workers • Read paragraph at bottom of p. 100 and top of p. 101 • Why are there racial preferences in hiring domestic workers? xvii.-They prefer white nannies rather than Latino nannies since they trust white people more than they trust Latino nannies • What are the appearance preferences in hiring domestic workers? (at bottom of p.109 and top of p. 110) xviii.-It’s not equal opportunities for everyone in this case • How do such hiring preferences perpetuate inequality in society?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2011 for the course AMST 101 taught by Professor Gualtieri during the Spring '08 term at USC.
- Spring '08