Más allá de la domesticidad. Un análisis de género de los trabajos de los inmigrantes en el sector informal

Translated title of the contribution: Beyond domesticity: A gendered analysis of immigrant labour in the informal sector

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Emir Estrada, Hernán Ramírez

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Abstract

Gender is a constitutive feature of economic and social relations, and in this paper we examine how gender is intimately bound up with the rise of informal sector occupations among new immigrants. We focus on three informal sector jobs that are widely accepted as Latino immigrant jobs in Los Angeles, California: paid domestic work; suburban garden maintenance; and street vending. Gendered analysis is commonly employed in studies of migrant women working in paid domestic work, long regarded as a paradigmatic "natural" job for women. Gender, however, is not only confined to the domestic sphere nor exclusively attached to women, but rather it is a system that affects all people, and different sectors of society. We argue that the next stage of gender and migration research will require extending gendered analysis to new arenas, including men and youths in the public sphere, and we offer an analysis of the continuities and discontinuities of gender in these diverse contexts.

Translated title of the contributionBeyond domesticity: A gendered analysis of immigrant labour in the informal sector
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)805-824
Number of pages20
JournalPapers
Volume96
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Immigrant workers
  • Informal sector
  • Masculinities
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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