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Book Launch: Paid to Care: Domestic Workers in Contemporary Latin American Culture

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Room GC114, Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS


Book "Paid to Care: Domestic Workers in Contemporary Latin American Culture" (University of Texas Press, 2024) by Dr Rachel Randall.

Paid domestic work in Latin America has often been undervalued, underpaid, and underregulated. Exploring a wave of Latin American cultural texts since the 1980s that draw on the personal experiences of paid domestic workers or intimate ties to domestic employees, Paid to Care offers insights into the struggles these workers have faced through an analysis of literary testimonials, documentary and fiction films, and works of digital media.

The author, Dr Rachel Randall (SLLF, QMUL), will be discussing the book with Dr Holly Eva Ryan (SPIR, QMUL). Refreshments will be served after the event, which is supported by Queen Mary’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CRoLAC). 

All are welcome and no registration is required.

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