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'Blanchir' la domesticité. La reproduction des hiérarchies de race, de classe et de sexe dans la production d'un personnel de luxe en Afrique du Sud

Abstract : All over the world, Butler Academies train domestic workers dedicated to the very upper classes. In South Africa, where nearly one in ten worker is a domestic worker, the opening of an academy is promoted as an opportunity to make domesticity more attractive. Open to Blacks and Whites, and women and men from different socio-economic backgrounds, this project seems to challenge the racial, class and gender domination defining domesticity. However, the article shows that by promoting a white male butler model, the training reproduces neocolonial domination.
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Alizée Delpierre. 'Blanchir' la domesticité. La reproduction des hiérarchies de race, de classe et de sexe dans la production d'un personnel de luxe en Afrique du Sud. Politique africaine, 2019, 2 (154), pp.95 - 119. ⟨hal-02967691⟩

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