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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View author and book videos on our YouTube channel. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy. 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.
Made in China is a captivating example of committed, reflexive ethnographic research. This book contributes to madf study of modern industrial labour, but more importantly, it sheds light on the desires and motivations of a particular class of contemporary women in China. The book is a sober reminder that the attainment of material prosperity does not necessarily translate into individual or collective well-being.
The book should be on the reading list of anyone interested in what is going on in postsocialist China, especially the life and work of women workers and rural migrants. In that sense, I would very much recommend Made in China to anyone concerned about the social effects of globalization, as well as those trying to unravel the enigma of the economic and social transformations of present-day China. Lobur, International Feminist Journal of Politics.
Chan, Labor Studies Journal. Pun Ngai’s contribution provides us with a thoughtful and im analysis setting a new standard for both the value of ethnographic fieldwork in China as well as proposing new approaches to the study of social class. It is good to see anthropology and anthropologists being useful. Paul Durrenberger, Journal of Anthropological Research.
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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. Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process. Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism.
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Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. 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.
They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home. The young women are not coerced to work in the factories; they know about the twelve-hour shifts and the hardships of industrial labor.
Yet they are still eager to leave home. Made in China is a compelling look at the cihna of these women, workers caught between the competing demands of global capitalism, the socialist state, and the patriarchal family. For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women whose lives she chronicles.
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 ngao are of defeat.
Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents.
She is coeditor of Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: 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. For more information regarding the Chinese Working Women Network, please click here. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. Sign-in or register now to continue. Acknowledgments madf Introduction 1 1.
Marching from the Village: Women’s Struggles between Work and Family 49 3. Politics of Identities and Differences 5. Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace 6.
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Scream, Dream, and Transgression in the Workplace 7. Paul Durrenberger, Journal of Anthropological Research “Pun Ngai has produced a very compelling and sophisticated bgai of the conditions of women workers in post-socialist China.
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