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Author Kim, Jaesok, author

Title Chinese labor in a Korean factory : class, ethnicity, and productivity on the shop floor in globalizing China / Jaesok Kim
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents The politics of spatial divisions and the living environment -- The politics of nationality, ethnicity, and status : the case of the factory office -- The making of Chinese industrial workers -- Korean management in a Chinese workshop : economic globalization and the changing factory regime -- Pitfalls of globalization : local government and its impact on the factory regime -- Clash of the global and the local -- Globalizing capital and the bleak future of Chinese workers
Summary This title draws on fieldwork in a multinational corporation (MNC) in Qingdao, China, and delves into the power dynamics at play between Korean management, Chinese migrant workers local-level Chinese government officials, and Chinese local gangs. This ethnography demonstrates how a particular MNC struggled with the pressure to be increasingly profitable while negotiating the clash of Korean and Chinese cultures traditions, and classes on the factory floor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Business anthropology -- China -- Qingdao -- Case studies.
Clothing factories -- China -- Qingdao -- Case studies.
Corporations, South Korean -- China -- Qingdao -- Sociological aspects.
Industrial relations -- China -- Qingdao -- Case studies.
International business enterprises -- China -- Qingdao -- Sociological aspects.
Labor and globalization -- China -- Qingdao -- Case studies.
Sweatshops -- China -- Qingdao -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804786127 (electronic bk.)
9780804786126 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)