Skilling Race: Affective Labour and ‘White’ Pedagogies in the Chilean Service Economy



25 november 2021:

Speaker: Sofía Ugarte (University of Cambridge).

This presentation examines the effects of racialisation practices in quotidian encounters between migrant Haitian women looking for work and Chilean recruiters and employers in job interviews and skills-training programmes in Santiago. Drawing on ethnographic research, I show how racialised differences are made material and emotional based on a particular history of white supremacy and mestizaje. I argue that to become appropriate and hirable workers in the service economy, Haitian women transform their appearance, movements, feelings, and attitudes according to white pedagogies of affective labour. I also show how the skilling of labour performed through these pedagogies is deeply affective, shaping Haitian women’s sense of worth and their self-constitution as migrants beyond labour encounters. The analysis of how everyday anti-black racism toward migrant women perpetuates local manifestations of white-mestizo privilege reveals how affective labour and racialisation practices articulate intimate experiences of transnational mobility with intersectional scripts of power. 

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REGARDS CNRS (22 de noviembre de 2021). Skilling Race: Affective Labour and ‘White’ Pedagogies in the Chilean Service Economy. Redial & Ceisal. Recuperado 18 de julio de 2024 de

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