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Title: Eating together: navigating commensality in expatriate households employing migrant domestic workers in Singapore
Authors: von der Borch, Rosslyn Marie
Keywords: International relations
Social practices
Meal sharing
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Australian National University
Citation: von der Borch, R., 2009. Eating together: navigating commensality in expatriate households employing migrant domestic workers in Singapore. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 19, 1-14.
Abstract: In this paper the author explores the issue of how meals are eaten in expatriate households in Singapore, where live-in migrant domestic workers are employed. This is an issue that is both practical and richly symbolic. It is argued that commensality (or its absence) is a key point through which many of the features of the migrant domestic worker-employer relationship can be read: privilege and exclusion, shame, ambivalence, othering, gender and power.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26493
http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue19/vonderborch.htm
ISSN: 1440-9151
Appears in Collections:International Relations

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