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Title On the move women and rural-to-urban migration in contemporary China / edited by Arianne M. Gaetano and Tamara Jacka
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2004


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Description vi, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : Focusing on migrant women / Tamara Jacka and Arianne M. Gaetano -- Filial daughters, modern women : migrant domestic workers in post-Mao Beijing / Arianne M. Gaetano -- From peasant women to bar hostesses : gender and modernity in post-Mao Dalian / Tiantian Zheng -- Indoctrination, fetishization, and compassion : media constructions of the migrant woman / Wanning Sun -- Dilemmas of the heart : rural working women and their hopes for the future / Louise Beynon -- Living as double outsiders : migrant women's experiences of marriage in a county-level city / Lin Tan and Susan E. Short -- Out to the city and back to the village : the experiences and contributions of rural women migrating from Sichuan and Anhui / C. Cindy Fan -- The migration experiences of young women from four counties in Sichuan and Anhui / Binbin Lou ... [et al.] -- The impact of labor migration on the well-being and agency of rural Chinese women : cultural and economic contexts and the life course / Rachel Murphy -- Migrant women's stories / Tamara Jacka -- My life as a migrant worker / translations by Tamara Jacka and Song Xianlin. Let bygones be bygones / Cui Jingyu ; The law is by my side / Huang Zhihua ; Burdened youth / Mian Xiaohong ; I am a cloud / Pang Hui ; Looking back, I am proud / Wang Xiangfen ; Leaving Huaihua Valley : a Sichuan girl's own account of being a migrant worker / Zhou Rencong ; Working for myself / Li Jianying
Summary In China in recent years, one of the most dramatic and significant manifestations of modernization and globalization has been a massive increase in rural-to-urban migration. Termed the "floating population," and numbering upwards of 100 million, these rural migrants are at the front line of both domestic and global capitalist development, working for the lowest wages in occupations that urbanites shun, and often in dangerous conditions with little or no security or legal protections. Women comprise a significant proportion of the migrant population, yet the influence of gender and the unique circumstances of women migrants have yet to receive sufficient scholarly attention. On the Move focuses on the experiences of rural-to-urban migrant women in contemporary China and the political, social, economic, and cultural contexts that shape their experiences. Arianne M. Gaetano, Tamara Jacka, and their contributors present original fieldwork as well as analyses based on in-depth research in multiple regions of China to explore the impact of migration on the identities, values, worldviews, and social positions of migrant women themselves. This book also documents how migration transforms social relations, identities, and gender ideologies both in urban areas and in the countryside
Notes Women and rural-to-urban migration in contemporary China
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-336) and index
Subject Women internal migrants -- China -- Social conditions.
Rural women -- China -- Social conditions.
Rural woman -- China -- Social conditions
Migration, Internal -- China.
China -- Social conditions -- 1976-
China -- Social conditions -- 1976-2000.
Author Jacka, Tamara, 1965-
Gaetano, Arianne M.
LC no. 2003048900
ISBN 0231127065
0231127073 paperback
Other Titles Women and rural-urban migration in contemporary China