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Institutionalized Servitude: The Female Domestic Servant in Lima, Peru

Date

2015

Authors

Margo Lane Smith

Abstract

The problem of rural-urban migration and the resulting potential for culture change within the society. What is the place of the servant in the Peruvian social structures? How does the servant operate within the context of the family where she is employed? Tow hat extent are provincial-born servants acculturated to the urban scene more rapidly than their fellow-migrants who are not servants and thus are not forced into intimate daily contact with middle and upper class urban ways? To what extent is the occupation of servant an avenue of upward social and/or economic mobility? To what extent do urban servants introduce changes to their families remaining in a rural provincial setting?

Number of pages

461

Place published

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Publisher

Univeristy Microfilms International

Keywords

Servant, Urbanization

Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work, Home child care providers, and Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

Content types

Statistics on work and life conditions and Numbers of migrant workers

Target groups

Policymakers, Public awareness, and Researchers

Geographical focuses

Peru

Spheres of activity

Anthropology, Cultural and ethnic studies, Gender and sexuality studies, Geography, History, and Philosophy

Languages

English