The Transcolonial Politics of Chinese Domestic Mastery in Singapore and Darwin 1910s-1930s

  title={The Transcolonial Politics of Chinese Domestic Mastery in Singapore and Darwin 1910s-1930s},
  author={Claire K Lowrie},
  journal={Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History},
  pages={ - }
  • Claire K Lowrie
  • Published 6 January 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Feminist and postcolonial scholars have long argued that the home was a microcosm and a symbol of the colony. To exercise power in the home, to practice domestic mastery over colonised servants, was an expression of colonial power. At the same time, intimate contact and domestic conflicts between non-white servants and their employers had the potential to destabilise hierarchical distinctions, thereby threatening the stability of colonial rule. As Ann Laura Stoler puts it, the home was a site… 
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