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As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Description As China has evolved into an nyai powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early mmade who move from rural areas to urban centers to work ngaai factories.
This piece of text shows how the system of temporary madf is legitimized by the Chinese state. It is good to see anthropology and anthropologists being useful. View additional images and download publicity materials. Pun Ngai provides us with a searing critique of how global capital, with the collusion of the Chinese state, is turning China into the sweatshop of the world.
But it is a consciousness that is neither Marxist nor Maoist in its political articulation. Arianne Gaetano, Out to Work: Create a reading list or add to an existing list. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. Pun Ngai madd that the women clearly know what they are going into as they leave their villages.
Sign-in or register now to continue. Their labor, however, is often short term, which usually lasts about four to five years. Made in China is the result of an ethnographic study carried out by the author, Pun Ngai, in — at an electronics factory in Shenzhen, China.
Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace
The Global Push for Fair Labor. Her analysis, drawing heavily on Foucault’s theoretical insights on sexuality, disciplining the body, technologizing the self, and dream readings, critiques the oppressive matrix of power constructed by the socialist state, global capitalism, and patriarchy. As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Information Contacts Credits Publishing mae.
As China has evolved into a global factory in the last three decades, the dagonmei have formed a new cultural class. Made in China is a captivating example of committed, reflexive ethnographic research. For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department.
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.
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Paul Durrenberger, Journal of Anthropological Research “Pun Ngai has produced a very compelling and sophisticated account of the conditions of women workers in post-socialist China.
Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: The author stresses that while differences between first and second generation workers should puh be exaggerated, the second generation is on the whole more individualistic, better educated, clearly more oriented towards urban culture and consumption, and animated by an experience of indignity so pronounced that they cina neither the hope of remaining in the city nor of returning to their native villages.
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.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Table of contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy.
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Throughout her text, Pun Ngai conveys a detailed portrayal of the working conditions of the dagonmeiand analyzes the disciplinary instruments that are used by the enterprises to shape those conditions towards maximizing monetary profit.
Your Friends Email Address: 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. Ngai presents the factory rules and regulations as the third power technique. This results in the maximization of the work time and mqde exploitation of the women workers by the enterprises.
Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. It clearly suggests that foreign and local enterprises do not have to worry about the reproduction of labor in the long run. Women’s Struggles between Work and Family 49 3.
She is coeditor of Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Isabelle Thireau edDe Proche en proche. In chapter gnai, “State Meets Capital: