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Description - Colonization and Domestic Service by Victoria K. Haskins

This groundbreaking book brings together two key themes that have not been addressed together previously in any sustained way: domestic service and colonization. Colonization offers a rich and exciting new paradigm for analyzing the phenomenon of domestic labor by non-family workers, paid and otherwise. Colonization is used here in its broadest sense, to refer to the expropriation and exploitation of land and resources by one group over another, and encompassing imperial/extraction and settler modes of colonization, internal colonization, and present-day neo-colonialism. Contributors from diverse fields and disciplines share new and stimulating insights on the various connections between domestic employment and the processes of colonization, both past and present, in a range of original essays dealing with Indonesian, Canadian Aboriginal, Australian Aboriginal, Pacific Islander, African, Jamaican, Indian, Chinese, Anglo-Indian, Sri Lankan, and 'white' domestic servants.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138546387
ISBN-10: 1138546380
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 384
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Victoria K. Haskins

Victoria K. Haskins is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Claire Lowrie is a Lecturer in History at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

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