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 : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace
The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more. While the condition of rural migrant workers remains at the heart of this work, it should be noted at the outset to what extent cina book marks a departure from her previous Made in China1 published inwhich helps explain the intellectual path she has traversed since.
For more information regarding the Chinese Working Women Network, please click here. For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women whose chhina she chronicles. Contact Contact Us Help. View additional images and download publicity materials. 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.
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Literature: Made in China by Pun Ngai
Throughout the book, Ngai shares her first person observations on the xhina factory lives of the dagonmei and explores a variety of physical, psychological, social, and political issues surrounding them. She is coeditor of Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: For more information regarding the Chinese Working Women Cyina, please click here. A multidisciplinary journal providing analysis of the latest political, economical, social and cultural trends in the Chinese world. Description As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
The timetable not only stratifies and regulates the working time of the dagonmeibut also leaves them with not enough time to establish any sort of private life of their own.
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In particular, her first article in 2 minutely described the spatio-temporal control over female workers in the production regime of a Shenzhen factory, combining Nade and Marxist approaches; or again her description of the triple constraints — patriarchy, Party-state, and global capitalism — fashioning the subjectivity of rural women when it comes to their decision to leave their villages.
Pun Ngai argues that the women clearly know what they are going into as they leave their villages. But it is a consciousness that is neither Marxist nor Maoist in its political articulation.
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Chan, Labor Studies Journal. Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. 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 chinaa development studies scholars focusing on other regions of the world.
Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy.
She looks chiba 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. Book titles OR Journal titles. It clearly suggests that foreign and local enterprises do not have to worry about the reproduction of labor in the long run.
Chinese Working Women Network website. They are willingly choosing to leave their patriarchal families for this temporary lifestyle to explore free and individual life, as chinz a form of resistance.
Women’s Struggles between Work and Family 49 3. Pun Ngai provides us with a searing critique of how global capital, with the collusion of the ;un state, is turning China into the sweatshop of the world. Hong Kong University Press, Yet they are still eager to leave home.
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She is coeditor of Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Lobur, International Feminist Journal of Politics. Create a reading list or add to an existing list.
This piece of text shows how the system of temporary workers is legitimized by the Chinese state. The following text was written and circulated by the Shenzhen Labour Bureau in If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of