Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace [Pun Ngai] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As China has evolved into an . Made in China is a compelling look at the lives of these women, workers Pun Ngai conducted ethnographic work at an electronics factory in. Made in China. Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace – Pun Ngai. Tamara Jacka. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
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Made in China is a compelling look at the lives of these women, workers caught between the competing demands of global capitalism, the socialist state, and the patriarchal family. Politics of Identities and Differences 5. Book titles OR Journal titles. Contact Contact Us Help. It clearly suggests that foreign and local enterprises do not have to worry about the reproduction of labor in the long run.
Pun Ngai, Migrant Labor in China: Post-Socialist Transformations,
Marching from the Village: Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women whose lives she chronicles.
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Selected pages Title Page. Scream, Dream, and Transgression in the Workplace 7. Women’s Struggles between Work and Family 49 3. Jayaram Top of page. This ni contributes to the study of modern nyai labour, but more importantly, it sheds light on the desires and motivations of a particular class of contemporary women in China. Mqde effort at readability makes this work, which clearly articulates theoretical issues and concrete human experiences, accessible to a larger public.
Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. 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.
Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace.
Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace
Scream, Dream, and Transgression in the Workplace 7. The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories.
Chinese Working Women Network website. View freely available titles: Community, Nation, and the Global City and the chija and chair of the Chinese Working Women Ppun, a grassroots organization of migrant women factory workers in China. This allowance eventually leads the enterprises to focus on extracting maximum working power from the workers without caring about their well being and satisfaction at all.
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Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents. They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home. Moreover, while continuing to focus on the manufacturing industry, she has over the past five years enlarged her investigation to include the construction industry and its workers.
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. Community, Nation, and the Global City and the founder and chair of the Chinese Working Women Network, a grassroots organization of migrant women factory workers in China. Yet they are still eager to leave home. As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace 6.
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Pun Ngai’s book should be required reading. Yet they are still eager to leave home. 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.
Arianne Gaetano, Out to Work: 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.
This results in the maximization of the work time and high exploitation of the women workers by the enterprises. This temporality is not the choice of the women but mainly caused by the hukou registry system set by the state laws in China. Information Contacts Credits Publishing policies. The book is a sober reminder that the attainment of material prosperity does not necessarily translate into individual or collective well-being.
Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Migrant workers, the dagongmei and dagongzai working boys with rural hukousinhabit Shenzhen on a temporary basis, only for as long as the terms They are assiduous, hardworking, easily manageable, and economically productive.
Pun also shows how this political economy of the construction sector shapes the ways of protestation — in general violent and often outside legal avenues pp. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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Mae piece of text shows how the system of temporary workers is legitimized by the Chinese state. Full text PDF k Send by e-mail. In this multilayered ethnography, Pun Ngai, from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, analyzes the Chinese dagongmei”a new social body” p. Browse Index Authors Index by keyword.
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mafe Their labor, however, is often short term, which usually lasts about four to five years. They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home.
The rules of the temporary residence permit have brought about the concept dormitory labour, in which, women factory madee live all together in a dorm close to the factory in highly deprived physical conditions.
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