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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But it is a consciousness that is neither Marxist nor Maoist in its political articulation. You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. 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. Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents.

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Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace

Through Pun’s ethnographic eye, these women come alive as active subjects who confront the pain and trauma of the social violence inflicted on them in a complex poetics of transgression. As China has evolved into a global factory in the last three decades, the dagonmei have formed a new cultural class. Description As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: 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.

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Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. The author stresses that while differences between first and second generation workers should not 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 nurture neither the hope of remaining in the city nor of returning to their native villages. The most typical argument is that the women briefly leave the patriarchal structure of rural Chinese families to gain some income before they return to their villages to get married as they are supposed to.

In chapter 1, “State Meets Capital: Awards Winner, C. 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.

They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home. The number of copies requested, the school and professor requesting For reprints and subsidiary rights, please also note: By this author Editorial [Full text]. This lessens the burden of enterprises, solves the problem of labor use, and at the same time does not result in urban overpopulation. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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.

Migrant workers, the dagongmei and dagongzai working boys with rural hukousinhabit Shenzhen on a temporary basis, only for as long as the terms Those who prosper in the SEZ, besides foreign capitalist investors, are those who were born in Shenzhen when the Maoist-era village commune government transformed into a parent company that spawned various production enterprises in By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


Description As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: As for forms of contestation in the manufacturing sector, which is tending towards radicalisation, Pun documents how migrant workers profiting from a process of long-term accumulation of experience have managed to proactively mobilise in their daily struggles a range of increasingly vast resources, institutional and non-institutional, individual and collective.

Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process.

A multidisciplinary journal providing analysis xhina the latest political, economical, social and cultural trends in the Chinese world. Women’s Struggles between Work and Family 49 3. Looking for beautiful books? For more information regarding the Chinese Working Women Network, please click here.

Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

The factory regulation handbook and framed lists nade regulations that are hung everywhere in mare factory are used to order the heterogeneous migrant workers into a standardized set of behavior.

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.

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.