Uprooted Women Migrant Domestics in the Caribbean
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A socio-historical and ethnographic account of pioneering Anglophone eastern Caribbean women who signed up to be migrant domestics in the Caribbean oil lands. This book provides an explanation of the migration culture of the Caribbean by injecting gender into traditional labor migration theories. It views labor migration from the female migrant women's perspective as a major entrepreneurial activity for those who refuse to be fazed by foreign nation-state boundaries. Aruba, the site of a giant U.S.-owned oil refinery, became a major participant in supplying Western Europe's and North America's insatiable oil needs during the decade of the 1940s and World War II. Therefore, the island is…
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 7/16/1997
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|U.S. Oil Enterprises in the Caribbean Eastern Caribbean Women|
|Wage Workers Foreign Temporary Workers|
|Migrant Workers Migration Decision-Making Migration and Motherhood Migrant Domestics on Aruba|