Conditions de travail de jeunes serveuses dans le quartier touristique de Hô Chi Minh Ville : une analyse des rapports sociaux de sexe

Authors: Ariey-Jouglard, Myriam
Advisor: Carel, MauriceDagenais, Huguette
Abstract: This thesis describes the working conditions of young waitresses in Phạm Ngũ Lạo, a touristic neighbourhood in Hồ Chí Minh City, Việt Nam. Waitresses, without constituting a homogenous group, are often subjected to heavy workloads and low earnings, which can lead to an intensification of stress, fatigue, and illness. The working conditions affect their health and well-being. This thesis analyzes, with a feminist perspective, the unequal relations between waitresses and their male counterparts, their superiors, and their clients. Those relations, clearly shaped by deep class disparities, are complexified by the presence of a foreign clientele. Sexual harassment is omnipresent in some establishments. Waitresses, confronted with poverty and insecurity, risk being drawn into prostitution. In order to escape this trap and to improve their conditions, they develop various tactics and strategies with mitigated outcome. Keywords: waitress, restauration, poverty, gender, class and race relations, gender and development, touristic neighbourhood, tourism, sexual tourism, prostitution, sexual harassment, tactics and strategies.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2010
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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