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Tea and Solidarity Tamil Women and Work in Postwar Sri Lanka

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ISBN-10: 0295745673

ISBN-13: 9780295745671

Edition: 2019

Authors: Mythri Jegathesan, Piya Chatterjee

List price: $41.00
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Beyond nostalgic tea industry ads romanticizing colonial Ceylon and the impoverished conditions that beleaguer Tamil tea workers are the stories of the women, men, and children who have built their families and lives in line houses on tea plantations since the nineteenth century. The tea industry?s economic crisis and Sri Lanka's twenty-six year long civil war have ushered in changes to life and work on the plantations, where family members now migrate from plucking tea to performing domestic work in the capital city of Colombo or farther afield in the Middle East. Using feminist ethnographic methods in research that spans the transitional time between 2008 and 2017, Mythri Jegathesan…    
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 6/17/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English