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"Housemaids" book
A book companion to the film "Housemaids" by Gabriel Mascaro.
Edited by Victor Guimarães
Coordinated by Rachel Ellis, Dora Amorim and Camille Reis
Produced with Myrdle Court Press and the Federal University of Pernambuco
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Table of Contents


"Multiple Views on a Diverse Film" by Victor Guimarães

Part I: 'Housemaids': A Brazilian Film

"Imponderable Dramaturgy" by Fábio Andrade
"Politics Behind the Camera" by Victor Guimarães
"Resurgent Class Relations in Brazilian Film" by Mariana Souto

Part II: Questions and answers, film and domestication

"Not Everything is Said: A Conversation between Jean-Louis Comolli and Daniela Capelato"
"Housemaids, Domestication and Servility" by Nicole Brenez
"The Obligation to Ask is Different from the Obligation to Answer" by Moacir dos Anjos
"Domestic: An Indiscreet Ethnography" by Marco Antonio Gonçalves

Part III: 'Housemaids', A Feminine Noun

"Domestic Employment in Brazil: Unequal Affections and the Interfaces of Class, Race and Gender" by Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Márcia Lima
"She Does the Same Thing Every Day: Women and Domestic Work" by Francielle Jordânia

Part IV: Out of Shot: Unequal Spaces in the House and the City

"A Burdened Colonial Legacy: Domestic Servitude in Brazilian Literature and Culture" by Sônia Roncador
"Bodies That Arrive, That Stay and That Leave" by Rossana Tavares
"The Maid's Room: A Tale of Unchanging Apartheid in a Changing Domestic Space by Edja Trigueiro and Viviane Cunha
"Geographies of Inequality: Peruvian Household Workers Navigate Spaces of Servitude by Katherine Maich


Release: 2016
Copyright: 2016
Sale: $25

Subject areas:
Adolescence, Brazil, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Economic Sociology, Family Relations, Labor Studies, Latin America, Latin American Studies, Race and Racism, Sociology, South America, Women's Studies

Related Titles:
Housemaids: Seven Brazilian teenagers film their housemaids, exposing issues of class, race, and gender in their families, and in their country.

A Maid for Each: Documentary portrait of a housemaid agency in Beirut, Lebanon.

10th Parallel: A voyage deep into the Amazon to explore the implications of Brazil's policy on uncontacted indigenous tribes.

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