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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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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. 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 was schooled in the rules of the Shenzhen factory world by department managers, foremen, and line leaders. The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories.

Scream, Dream, and Transgression in the Workplace 7. Womens Struggle between Work and Family.

Made in China : Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace

Review quote “[A] remarkable book. As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: Class and Place in Contemporary China[Full text]. Gendered Madf in China i Socialism show more.

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


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In six chapters and a brief conclusion, Pun juxtaposes excruciatingly revealing stories of individual dagongmei with dense explanatory analysis. 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 dhina experience of indignity so pronounced that they nurture neither the hope of remaining in the city nor of returning to their native villages.

Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some i reports, useful to shape policy.

Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism” show more. View freely available titles: Lobur, International Feminist Journal of Politics. She looks at acts of resistance and transgression in the workplace, pn that the chronic pains—such as backaches and headaches—that many of the women experience are as indicative chinna resistance to oppressive working conditions as they are of defeat. Contents – Previous document – Next document.

The book is a sober reminder that the attainment of material prosperity does not necessarily translate into individual or collective well-being.

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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 chna the boss.


Other editions – View all Made in China: If a person was born to a family in a rural place, the system strictly tied this person to cbina permanent rural residence and did not allow this person to stay in the cities, establish families, and benefit from education or medical services in urban areas. The fourth and final power technique that Ngai suggests is the electronic eye. Selected pages Title Page. Politics of Identities and Differences 5.

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.

Literature: Made in China by Pun Ngai

This temporality is not the choice of the women but mainly caused by the hukou registry system set by the state laws in China. Moreover, while continuing to focus on the manufacturing industry, she has over the past five years enlarged her investigation to include the construction industry and its workers.

Isabelle Thireau edDe Proche en proche. Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. For more information regarding the Chinese Working Women Network, please click here. 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.