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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Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace 6. The fourth and final power technique that Ngai suggests is the electronic eye.

Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace

The factory regulation handbook and framed lists of regulations that are hung everywhere in the factory are used to order the heterogeneous migrant workers into a standardized set of behavior. Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism.

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 msde reinvention and redeployment.

Womens Struggle between Work and Family.

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.

Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents.


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Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace 6. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits. 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.

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They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home. You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image.

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Literature: Made in China by Pun Ngai

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 Foucauldian 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.

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.

With a Shenzhen hukouor official residency, mqde to local family and kinship networks, and msde ownership in the privatized company that regulates all aspects of the “socialist market economy,” the formerly peasant Shenzhen ren are now “urban citizens” and China’s new bourgeoisie. As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: The workers are dismissible, as they come and go. Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace.

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Their labor, however, is often short term, which usually lasts about four to five years. Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. 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.

The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. Book ratings by Goodreads. This effort at readability makes this work, which clearly articulates theoretical issues and concrete human experiences, accessible to a larger public.

Duke University Press; Hong Kong: Migrant workers, the dagongmei and dagongzai working boys with rural hukousinhabit Shenzhen on a temporary basis, only for as long as the terms The puh are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories.

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.

This lessens the burden of enterprises, solves the problem of labor use, and at the same time does not result in urban overpopulation.

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