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The Kitchen Spoon's Handle: Transnationalism and Sri Lanka's Migrant Housemaids

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801486449
Author:
Gamburd, Michele Ruth
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Author:
Gamburd, Michele Ruth
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Caste
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Naeaegama
Subject:
Ethnology - Sri Lanka - Naeaegama
Subject:
Sex role - Sri Lanka - Naeaegama
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
3167
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.96x5.95x.73 in. .88 lbs.

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