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    ‘Eating the other in a global city’: the commodification of blackness by expats in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    (University College Dublin. School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, 2022-10-10)
    This article explores the invisibility of service workers in a Brazilian context and the commodification of Blackness in Sao Paulo. Issues of white culture, white privilege, racializing the ‘other’ and commodification in the context of Sao Paulo, Brazil are explored. The demand for domestic services in urban areas and how this contributes to the functioning of ‘global cities’ in which highly skilled or privileged workers rely on service workers is discussed through a critical race lens. Discussions about commodification of black culture and racial stereotyping highlights issues of objectification and consumerism.