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- DescriptionGiving voice to the women who worked as maids - kwn as house-girls in the Pacific islands of Vanuatu - is the goal of this invative work. The stories the women tell resonate with the experiences of domestic workers around the world; their histories contribute to theorizing intimacy and traveling culture; and their struggles with adverse working conditions help find solutions, which are outlined at the end of the book. In addition to contributions by the editors, workshop reports by eleven ni-Vanuatu women fieldworkers and ten others who spoke about their lives as house-girls are included. These reports detail ni-Vanuatu women's experiences as domestic workers during the colonial period. One chapter presents an elderly French woman's recollections of the Vietnamese orphan who grew up in her home and worked as a house-girl. Material from contemporary house-girls appears in a final chapter based on research conducted in Port Vila.
- Author BiographyMargaret Rodman is professor of anthropology at York University, Toronto. Daniela Kraemer received her MA in anthropology from York University and has taught at Pearson College, Victoria, British Columbia; in 2007, she is studying at the London School of Economics. Lissant Bolton is curator for Oceania at the British Museum. Jean Tarisesei is coordinator of the Women's Culture Project, which she established with Lissant Bolton at the Vanuatu Cultural Centre in the early 1990s.
- PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
- Date of Publication15/04/2007
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationHonolulu, HI
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Hawai'i Press
- Content Note19 illustrations
- Weight413 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byDaniela Kraemer,Jean Tarisesei,Lissant Bolton,Margaret Rodman
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