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The book raises serious issues about the development path that China has embarked upon, and although Pun Ngai frequently emphasises geographic specificity, it will resonate with development studies scholars focusing on other regions of chins world. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: This redeployment documented in the book reveals a great capacity for resilience among enterprises, especially in institutionally creating, with the active mediation of regional and local governments, new sources of labour that are more vulnerable and more easily exploitable.
Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process.
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Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents. For more information regarding the Chinese Working Women Network, please click here.
For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. Consequently, the dagonmei have gained the allowance to move to urban areas, albeit only for temporarily, without being granted an actual urban residence.
This results in the maximization of the work time and high exploitation of the women workers by the enterprises. Browse Index Authors Index by keyword. Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace 6. Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1.
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Ngai presents the factory rules and regulations as the third power technique. They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Womens Struggle between Work gnai Family.
Marching from the Village: Back cover copy “”Made in China” is a passionate, engaged ethnography. Your Friends Email Address: The general chinz to the subject is that the women do this only for money. The absence of predictability, security, and dignity defines in a more determining manner the condition and identity of migrant workers, as well as their modes of resistance and contestation of domination structures p.
Politics of Identities and Differences 5. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy.
Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace
For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women amde lives she chronicles. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
The book pays greater attention to the structures of domination and to the political economy of the sectors studied. Pun Ngai conducted ethnographic work at an electronics factory in southern China’s Guangdong province, in the Shenzhen special economic zone where foreign-owned factories are proliferating. Jayaram Top of page. For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women whose lives she chronicles.
This formula succeeds in explicating an individualized, complex, contradictory, and fluid worker-subject as she existed in the mids, as well as in illuminating the web of power relations that govern the dagongmei ‘s existence in contemporary urban industrial China. Pun Ngai argues that the women clearly know what they are going into as they leave their villages. Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.
Politics of Identities and Differences.