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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Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. 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. It clearly suggests that foreign and local enterprises do not have to worry about the reproduction of labor in the long run. The general view to the subject is that the women do this only for money. Book ratings by Goodreads. The authoritarian Chinese government, the production and consumption imperatives of the global capitalist market, and patriarchal Chinese culture all inflict their specific and sometimes complicit violence on the female producing body, according to Pun, and all are subject to harsh judgment.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Throughout the book, Ngai shares her first person observations on the tough factory lives of the dagonmei and explores a variety of physical, psychological, social, and political issues surrounding them. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

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Yet Pun also focuses on the transgressive tactics of the rural dagongmeiwho perform individual and collective acts of resistance to the violent coercion and exploitation they experience in the urban factories, even as they dream chima staying in the city and delaying inevitable marriages. Looking for beautiful books?

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Migrant workers, the dagongmei and dagongzai working boys with rural hukousinhabit Shenzhen on a temporary basis, only for as long as the terms The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. In those views, Chinese rural women maed often pictured as submissive and repressed.

Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism” show more. 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.

Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace

Paul Durrenberger, Journal of Anthropological Nai. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: 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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Isabelle Thireau edDe Proche en proche. In chapter 1, “State Meets Capital: Marching from the Village: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Scream, Dream, and Transgression in the Workplace 7. Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process.

Literature: Made in China by Pun Ngai

Pun Ngai’s book should be required reading. By this author Editorial [Full text]. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. 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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Lobur, International Feminist Journal of Politics. Their Characteristic is that they are active and flexible in the market. The young women are not coerced to work in the factories; they know about the twelve-hour shifts and the hardships of industrial labor.