Title: Publication on domestic service in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Title: Publication on domestic service in Latin America and the Caribbean Memo
Series Title: Publication on domestic service in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Creator: Chaney, Elsa M.
Publisher: Chaney, Elsa M.
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At the last Latin American Studies Association meeting in
Mexico City, Mary Garcia Castro and I organized a panel on domes-
tic service in Latin America and the Caribbean. During the months
of preparation, we discovered far more work had been done on this
topic than we could accommodate on our panel. Not only were there
several research studies, but there also were analyses of projects
and programs (such as those of Prates and Leon de Leal, noted in
the Table of Contents attached).

We therefore decided we would try to bring out an edited
collection of articles, since so little of this work has been
published anywhere. After extended correspondence with potential
contributors, we have come to an agreement with them on the
accompanying outline. Most of the articles are already in hand.

We already have several expressions of interest from publishers,
including the Fondo de Cultura in Mexico City -- which ordinarily
does not publish original works, but wants to see the domestic
service volume because of the increased interest in working-class
women and the success of the Moema Viezzar's biography of Domitila,
the woman of the Bolivian mines.

We agreed with the persons involved in our panel (and
subsequently with the others) that we will try to bring out a
Spanish edition first, so that the book can be of assistance to
household workers and those who are assisting them in their efforts
to organize. At our "Pequeno Encuentro," held after the LASA
meetings at CIDHAL's headquarters, the domestic workers present
told us that such a volume would be helpful in legitimizing their
attempts at organization and in bringing to the authorities and
others their situation and problems.

Our difficulty at the moment, is the cost of translation and
other editorial expenses. The Spanish edition would involve ten
translations, and the English edition, twelve (see attached).
Together with other editorial costs, we believe that we could
ready the two volumes for between $11,000 and $12,000. A budget
also is included.

Elsa M. Chaney Mary Garcia Castro
c/o Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Center for Latin American Studies
P.O. Box 140 University of Florida
Kingston 7, JAMAICA, W.I. Gainesville, Florida 32611

Elsa M. Chaney y Mary Garcia Castro, Editoras

Parte I Teoria y Realidad del Servicio Domestico. Esta secci6n contiene
articulos acerca del servicio dom6stico en various pauses de America
Latina y el Caribe, hoy y ayer.


1. Hacia Unas Teorias de la Persistencia de un Trabajo que "Deberia"
Desaparecer/ Mary Garcia Castro y Elsa Chaney

2. El Imagen del Servicio Dom6stico en la Fotonovela Latinoamericana/
Cornelia Butler Flora

Servicio Dom6stico Ayer

3. Servientas y Patronesi: La Vida Domestica en Rio de Janeiro en los
1870s/ Sandra Lauderdale Graham

4. Otra Obra Hist6rica

Cono Sur

5. La Especificidad del Trabajo Dom6stico y la Organizaci6n de las
Trabajadoras de Casa Particular en Santiago de Chile/ Thelma
G9lvez y Rosalba Todaro

6. El Servicio Domgstico en Buenos Aires: Caracteristicas de Empleo
y Relaci6n Laboral / M6nica Gogna

Paises Andinos

7. Efectos del Trabajo como Dom6stica en Lima en la Vida Posterior
como Pobladora Marginal/ Blanca Figueroa Galup

8. Servicio Domestico Visitado de Nuevo: 1970-1983/ Margo Lane

9. Vidas de Trabajadoras de Bogota: Estudios de Caso/ Mary Garcia

* Todos los titulos son tentativos.

El Trabajo de la Cuarta Parte Pagina 2

El Brasil

10. Empreg6 Domestico: Cautiverio Femenino en Fortaleza-Nordeste
de Brasil/ Zaira Ary Farias

11. Emprego Domestico y Capitalismo: Un Caso en Brasil/ Heleieth

M6xico y El Caribe

13. Condiciones de Vida, Ideologia y Socializaci6n de los Nifios
de las Trabajadoras de Hogar en Santo Domingo/ Isis Duarte

14. Relaciones de Poder en la Organizaci6n de las Empleadas Dom6sticas
en M6xico/ Mary Goldsmith

Parte II En Sus Propias Palabras: Testimonios de las Trabajadoras. Los informes,
proclamas, manifiestos, folletos, etc. de las organizaciones
de trabajadoras del hogar. Esta secci6n va a incluir algunas
parties de la transcripci6n del "Pequefio Encuentro" acerca del
service dom6stico de octubre, 1983 en la Ciudad de M6xico,
con la asistencia de organizadoras de Mexico, Chile y el Peru.

Parte III En Solidaridad. Algunos studios acerca delas organizaciones femenistas
y otras que luchan en colaboraci6n con las trabajadoras del

15. Organizaciones de Apoyo a la Mujer Pobre en Montevideo: LSoluci6n
o Reforzamienta de la Postergaci6n?/ Susana Prates

16. Feministas y Trabajadoras: en Solidaridad con las Empleadas de
la Ciudad de M6xico/ Ilda Elena Grau

17. Un Esfuerzo en Colombia: "Acciones para Transformar las Condiciones
Socio-laborales del Servicio Dom6stico en Colombia"/ Magdalena

18. Con las Trabajadoras del Per6: Una Experiencia en Holanda/ Thea
Schellehens y Anja van der Schoot

Parte IV, Bibliograffa Anotada: Margo Lane Smith

Parte V Acciones y Recommendaciones para un Futuro Mejor para La Cuarta Parte/
Elsa M. Chaney y Mary Garcfa Castro

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