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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Goodreads is chhina world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. She is coeditor of Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: 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.

Book ratings by Goodreads. For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women whose lives she chronicles.

Full text PDF k Send by e-mail. 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.

Description As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Marching from the Village: Pun worked in an electronics factory, where all the For eight months she slept in the employee dormitories and worked on the shop floor alongside the women whose lives she chronicles. 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.

Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. While she never became a “real” dagongmeishe listened to the “dreams and screams” of her production-line coworkers and roommates, and jgai schooled in the rules of the Shenzhen factory world by department managers, foremen, and line leaders.


Marching from the Village: Womens Struggle between Work and Family. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy. 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 cchina range of increasingly vast resources, institutional and non-institutional, individual and collective.

The workers are dismissible, as they come and go. But it is a consciousness that is neither Marxist nor Maoist jn its political articulation. Their labor, however, is often short term, which usually lasts about four to five years.

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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. In six chapters and a brief conclusion, Pun juxtaposes excruciatingly revealing stories of individual dagongmei with dense explanatory analysis. In this multilayered ethnography, Pun Ngai, from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, analyzes the Chinese iin”a new social body” p.

Your Friends Email Address: Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents. The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. 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. Pun illuminates the workers’ perspectives and experiences, describing the lure of consumer desire and especially the minutiae of factory life.

This formula succeeds in explicating an individualized, complex, contradictory, and fluid worker-subject as she existed in the mids, as well as in illuminating the web of power relations that govern the dagongmei chkna existence in contemporary urban industrial China.


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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. 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.

Arianne Gaetano, Out to Work: Browse Index Authors Index by keyword. Their Characteristic is that they are active and flexible in the market. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. Pun shows how different institutional measures and political decisions starting in allowed the development of a pyramidal system of subcontracting in which a decoupling occurs between higher levels of construction project managements property developers and construction companies and the implementation of projects left to different subcontractors, a system notably leading to numerous instances of non-payment of wages, the absence of contractual relations between the worker and the employer, and the impossibility of direct contact between construction workers and the boss.

Table of contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1.

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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. 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. Politics of Identities and Differences 5. As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Isabelle Thireau edDe Proche en proche.

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