Latin American Studies Program Almuerzo

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 215

Join Latin American Studies for pizza and a talk by Lizeth Gutierrez, Postdoctoral fellow in American Studies at Macalester.

"Queer Chisme: Tools of Survival for Mexican Immigrant Women in The Global Economy"

Mexican immigrant women who labor as domestic workers in the U.S. are brought together by the global market’s economic interest in their exploitation. Yet, it is in that labor space where women also share their knowledge to navigate the constraints of their economic conditions. Chisme creates an affective site for the women to negotiate their personal lives with their working lives, informal collective bargaining and quotidian attention to labor practices.  Providing an overview of the specific constraints that influence the emergence of chisme will allow us to better articulate how Mexican women’s agency, labor and community are a consequence of these constraints. 

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Latin American Studies Program

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