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Pun Ngai, Migrant Labor in China: Post-Socialist Transformations,
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 the world. Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1.
Paul Durrenberger, Journal of Anthropological Research “Pun Ngai has produced a very compelling and sophisticated account of chiba conditions of women workers in post-socialist China. Pun Ngai argues that the women clearly know what they are going into as they leave their villages.
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Pun worked in an electronics factory, where all the 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.
Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace
She looks at acts of resistance and transgression in the workplace, positing that the chronic pains-such as backaches and headaches-that many of the women experience are as indicative of resistance to oppressive working conditions as they are of defeat. Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. Pun illuminates the workers’ perspectives and experiences, describing the lure of consumer desire and especially the minutiae of factory life. They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an mmade of four or five years before returning home.
Because of state laws dictating that those born in the countryside cannot permanently leave their villages, and familial pressure for young women to marry by their late twenties, the dagongmei are transient labor.
Table of contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1.
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Community, Nation, and the Global Chna and the founder and chair of the Chinese Working Women Network, a grassroots organization of migrant women factory workers in China. Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. By this author Editorial [Full text]. Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process.
She looks msde acts of resistance and transgression in the workplace, positing that the chronic pains—such as backaches and headaches—that many of the women experience are as indicative of resistance to oppressive working conditions as they are of defeat.
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Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are hcina agents. Other editions – View all Made in China: For more information regarding the Chinese Working Women Network, please click here. Your Friends Email Address: Because of state laws dictating It appears that the lesser attention to ethnographic details in Migrant Labor in China nevertheless permits a more profound description of politico-institutional, legal, and economic configurations behind the functioning of contemporary industrial capitalism and its complex modalities of reinvention and redeployment.
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It is good to see anthropology and anthropologists being useful. This results in the maximization of the work time and high exploitation of the women workers by the enterprises. Pun shows how different institutional measures and political decisions starting in allowed the development of a pyramidal system of subcontracting in which a decoupling occurs between higher levels of construction project managements property developers and construction companies and the implementation of projects left to different subcontractors, a system notably leading to numerous instances of non-payment of wages, the absence of contractual relations between the worker and the employer, and the impossibility of direct contact between construction workers and the boss.
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