Uprooted Women: Migrant Domestics in the Caribbean

Synopsis

An explanation of the migration culture of the Caribbean that injects gender into existing 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 needs during the decade of the 1940s and World War II. Therefore, the island is presented as the prototype of a 20th-century industrial worksite that attracted the female migrant labor flow.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1997