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Kitchen Spoon's Handle : Transnationalism and Sri Lanka's Migrant Housemaids (00 Edition)by Michele Ruth Gamburd
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According to a common Sinhala proverb, "A woman's understanding reaches only the length of the kitchen spoon's handle". In this beautifully written book on the effects of female migration from Sri Lanka, Michele Ruth Gamburd shows that the length of that handle now spans several thousand miles, rather than a mere twelve inches. The Kitchen Spoon's Handle skillfully blends the stories and memories of returned migrants and their families and neighbors with interviews with government officials, recruiting agents, and moneylenders, showing the confluence of global and local processes in the lives of the villagers.
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