Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

« Petites nièces » et « petites bonnes » à Abidjan : Les mutations de la domesticité juvénile

Abstract : In contemporary Abidjanese society, most of domestic work is accomplished by female children and young girls less than 20. This ancient phenomenon of working “small maids” in urban households, as old as the origins of the city, has undercome major changes, especially those that derive from the economic recession in the Ivory Coast since the 1980s. In order to retrace the contemporary logics of the contribution of female children and young girls to urban domestic economy, the article retraces history of the market of female juvenile domestic service in Abidjan over the past 30 years. It analyzes the transition from a family-based logic of putting children to work to anonymous and more contractual logics of juvenile domestic salaried work. It stresses the diversity of situations and the complex phenomenon that, although unknown, represents an indicator of social change in Black Africa.
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [27 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02010895
Contributor : Mélanie Jacquemin <>
Submitted on : Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:31:37 PM
Last modification on : Friday, July 17, 2020 - 8:54:42 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, July 5, 2019 - 4:33:04 PM

File

TGS_Jacquemin-2009_Version DEF...
Publisher files allowed on an open archive

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Mélanie Jacquemin. « Petites nièces » et « petites bonnes » à Abidjan : Les mutations de la domesticité juvénile. Travail, genre et sociétés, L'Harmattan/La découverte, 2009, Domestiques d'ici et d'ailleurs, 22, pp.53-74. ⟨10.3917/tgs.022.0053⟩. ⟨hal-02010895⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

134

Files downloads

146