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Desiring Domestic Workers in "The Maid" and "The Desert Bride"

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dc.contributor.author Osborne, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-20T14:36:48Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-20T14:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Comparativecinema/article/view/361128
dc.identifier 10.31009/cc.2020.v8.i15.04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/49372
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes the representation of feminine desires in two Southern Conefilms, The Maid (La nana, Sebastián Silva, Chile, 2009) and The Desert Bride (La novia del desierto, Valeria Pivato and Cecilia Atán, Argentina/Chile, 2017), that feature female protagonists who have worked as live-in domestic employees for the same families for over twenty years. Both films eschew traditional depictions of domestic workers as either servile or aggressive to instead present these women as desiring and desirable subjects, thereby questioning how desire and desirability are determined by dominant social norms of femininity predicated on privileges of age, class, and race. Following Rosi Braidotti’s work on nomadism, the article examines desire, as depicted in these films, as a fluid notion that emphasizes transformation and the process of becoming. Ultimately the desires that the protagonists experience in horizontal, affective relationships lead them to embrace newfound independence outside of employment.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Universitat Pompeu Fabra
dc.relation.haspart http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Comparativecinema/article/view/361128/470741
dc.rights.uri Drets d'autor 2020 Comparative Cinema
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.source.uri Comparative Cinema; Vol. 8, Núm. 15 (2020): Female Desire in Film: Theories, Methods, Case Studies; 41-59
dc.source.uri Comparative Cinema; Vol 8, No 15 (2020): Female Desire in Film: Theories, Methods, Case Studies; 41-59
dc.source.uri Comparative Cinema; Vol. 8, Núm. 15 (2020): Female Desire in Film: Theories, Methods, Case Studies; 41-59
dc.source.uri 2604-9821
dc.subject.other Domestic Labor
dc.subject.other Desire
dc.subject.other The Maid
dc.subject.other The Desert Bride
dc.subject.other Chilean Cinema
dc.subject.other Argentine Cinema
dc.title Desiring Domestic Workers in "The Maid" and "The Desert Bride"
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.modified 2020-12-14T16:58:55Z


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