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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For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women chinaa lives she chronicles. 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 ngau constraints — patriarchy, Party-state, and global capitalism — fashioning the subjectivity of rural women when it comes to their decision to leave their villages.

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.

Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace 6. Browse Index Authors Index by keyword. Awards Winner, C. 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.

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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. Pun also shows how chiina political economy of the construction sector shapes the ways of protestation — in general violent and often outside legal avenues pp.

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. The Best Books of As China has evolved into a global factory in the last three decades, the dagonmei have formed a new cultural class. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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Pun Ngai’s book should be required reading. Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. A multidisciplinary journal providing analysis of the latest political, economical, social and cultural trends in the Chinese world.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. This allowance eventually leads the enterprises to focus on extracting maximum working power from the workers without caring about their well being and satisfaction at all. Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Women’s Struggles between Work and Family 49 3.

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In pnu chapters and a brief conclusion, Pun juxtaposes excruciatingly revealing stories of individual dagongmei with dense explanatory analysis. The Hukou is a registry system that was set in to control migration, but ended up pre-defining the entire life chances of every citizen in China, simply based on whether this person was born in a rural or urban area. Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents.

The authoritarian Chinese government, the production and consumption imperatives of the mmade 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. Imagining Sex and Gender in the Workplace 6. Pun illuminates the workers’ perspectives and experiences, describing the lure of consumer desire and especially the minutiae of factory life.

Your Friends Email Address: Your Friend’s First Name: Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and ij these young migrant workers are its agents. Follow us RSS feed. This redeployment documented in the book reveals a great capacity for resilience among enterprises, especially in institutionally creating, with the active mediation of regional and local governments, new sources of labour that are more vulnerable and more easily exploitable.