Chapter 2

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Chapter 2 by Mind Map: Chapter 2

1. Brazilian State of Mind

1.1. Employing a domestic worker is a ncessity

1.1.1. Defined by the ability to pay someone else to do the manual work

1.2. Middle Class historically were conditioned to depend on having other do their work

1.2.1. One cannot be elite without having a Domestic Worker

1.3. Architectics built apartments with one section for the master and one for their servants

1.3.1. Middle Class apartments were divided into 3 functionally independent zones Social Area, Intimate Area and Service Area

1.3.2. Servants quarters could barely fit a single bed, shower or toilet basin

1.4. Some Middle and Upper Class brazilians talk about their Domestic Workers with love and appreciation

2. Domestic Workers

2.1. Class marker for the Middle and High Class

2.1.1. They didn't do "dirty work" Domestic work symbolized "the dirty work" with the person doing it, no matter their color

2.2. One of the lowest paying jobs

2.2.1. Filled disproportionately by Afro-Brazilian Women

2.3. Must cook and clean everyday

2.3.1. Faxineria - Only hired once a week to do the heavy cleaning

2.4. Close to Slavery

2.5. Spent long hours away from home

2.6. Most workers made 1 minimum wage

2.7. Domestic Workers "talk differently"

2.7.1. Lingustic limitations

2.7.2. They speak errado (wrong) Sometimes being referred to as being stupid

3. Gloria's Perspective

3.1. Childhood was not far away from slavery

3.2. Believes there are distinct advantages about being a Domestic Worker

3.2.1. She gets paid everyday Allowing her to get small amounts per day; enough to feed all the mouths in her house Makes $6 per day $1 goes towards transportation Making approximately 5 minimum wages per month, thanks to Beth Worked 14-15 hours each day

3.3. Likes the people she works for

3.3.1. Worked for mostly Videos e Sapatoes (Gays and Lesbiens

3.4. Began working in a kitchen at the age of 9

3.4.1. Doesn't understand why every women doesn't know how to cook

3.4.2. Gloria's daughter doesn't want to follow in her footsteps

4. Colonial Rio De Janerio

4.1. Connected to the lives of slaves, ex-slaves and Domestic Workers

4.2. Many workers were White or light-skinned migrants from NE brazil

4.3. Servant women were the largest single occupation group in the early 1900's

4.4. Brazilian elites wanted to be accepted as citizens of modernity and such acceptance could be validated by Europe's port colonial glaze

4.4.1. Rio De Janerio looked at Paris as what a "civilized" city should look like