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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nhai Throughout her text, Pun Ngai conveys a detailed portrayal of the working conditions of the dagonmeiand analyzes the disciplinary instruments that are used by the enterprises to shape those conditions towards maximizing monetary profit.

Marching from the Village: They undertake physically exhausting work in urban factories for an average of four or five years before returning home. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. A multidisciplinary journal providing analysis of the latest political, economical, social and cultural maee in the Chinese world Publisher: Browse Index Authors Index by keyword.

Because of state laws dictating that those born in the countryside cannot permanently leave their villages, oun 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. Pun suggests that a silent social revolution is underway in China and that these young migrant workers are its agents. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

For ngaii months she slept in the employee dormitories and mzde on the nhai floor alongside the women whose lives she chronicles. Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process.

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.

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The fourth and final power technique that Ngai suggests is the electronic eye. 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 hgai are more vulnerable and more easily exploitable.

Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process. She is coeditor of Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Yet they are still eager to leave home.

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Pun illuminates the workers’ perspectives and experiences, describing the lure of consumer desire and especially the minutiae of factory life. Isabelle Thireau edDe Proche en proche.


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Yet they are still eager to leave home. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy.

Literature: Made in China by Pun Ngai

Womens Struggle between Work and Family. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book raises serious issues about the development path that China has embarked upon, and although Pun Ngai frequently emphasises geographic specificity, it will resonate with development studies scholars focusing on other regions of the world. Through Pun’s ethnographic eye, these women come alive as active subjects who confront the pain and trauma of the social violence inflicted on them in a complex poetics of transgression.

Ngai presents the factory rules and regulations as the third power technique. Their labor, however, is often short term, which usually lasts about four to five years.

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