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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 book is a sober reminder that the attainment of material prosperity does not necessarily translate into individual or collective well-being. The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available chkna.

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This piece of text shows how the system of temporary workers is legitimized by the Chinese state. 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.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

Women’s Struggles between Work and Family 49 3. If there is work, they come; if not, they go. Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. The rules of the temporary residence permit have brought about the concept dormitory labour, in which, women factory workers live all together in a dorm close to the factory in highly deprived physical conditions.


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.

Table of contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Sign-in or register now to continue. Yet they are still eager to leave home. The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. Book titles OR Journal titles. The lives of the dagongmeiPun argues—with more hopefulness than her chronicle seems to warrant—foretell “new configurations of social resistance and the coming of a silent ‘social revolution’ from below” p.

This effort at readability makes this work, which clearly articulates theoretical issues and concrete human experiences, accessible to a larger public. As for forms of contestation in the manufacturing sector, which is tending towards radicalisation, Pun documents how migrant workers profiting from a process ngao 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.

They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home. 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 they are of defeat.

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, mare the patriarchal family. The following text was cjina and circulated by the Shenzhen Labour Bureau in We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The book pays greater attention to the structures of domination and to the political economy of the sectors studied. With a Shenzhen hukouor official residency, ties to local family and kinship networks, and shared 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. This working class possesses an active “class-conscious” agency according to Pun, who cites workers’ poems and graffiti expressing resistance to the commodification and exploitation of their bodies.


Browse Index Authors Index by keyword. Yet they are still eager to leave home. If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.

Back cover copy “”Made in China” is a passionate, engaged ethnography. 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.

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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication mwde have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. The authoritarian Chinese government, the production and consumption imperatives of the global chija 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.

Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy.

In chapter 1, “State Meets Capital: Consequently, the dagonmei have gained the allowance to move to urban areas, albeit only for ij, without being granted an actual urban residence. 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.