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On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China [NOOK Book]

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This book explores the impact of migration on the identities, values, worldviews, and social positions of migrant women in contemporary China based on original fieldwork as well as in-depth research in multiple regions of China.

Contributor:
Arianne M. Gaetano; Binbin Lou, Zhenzhen Zheng, Rachel Connelly, Kenneth D. Roberts; C. Cindy Fan; Lin Tan and Susan E. Short; Louise Beynon; Rachel Murphy; Tamara Jacka;...
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On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China

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Overview

This book explores the impact of migration on the identities, values, worldviews, and social positions of migrant women in contemporary China based on original fieldwork as well as in-depth research in multiple regions of China.

Contributor:
Arianne M. Gaetano; Binbin Lou, Zhenzhen Zheng, Rachel Connelly, Kenneth D. Roberts; C. Cindy Fan; Lin Tan and Susan E. Short; Louise Beynon; Rachel Murphy; Tamara Jacka; Tamara Jacka and Arianne M. Gaetano; Tiantian Zheng; Translations Tamara Jacka and Song Xianlin; Wanning Sun
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Editorial Reviews

China Review International
A welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on international migration...It behooves social scientists in all fields, from anthropology to economics, to pay heed to their message.

— Satyananda J. Gabriel

Rural History
This book is a fascinating and important study. It should appeal to many readers.

— Hiroko Tomida

The China Journal
The book provides an important service in highlighting the many issues involved in women's rural-to-urban migration.

— Alice Goldstein

New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
On the Move is an extremely well-researched book... [It] carefully balances the emphasis on agency with accurate descriptions of the women's struggles.

— Paola Voci

China Review International - Satyananda J. Gabriel

A welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on international migration...It behooves social scientists in all fields, from anthropology to economics, to pay heed to their message.

Rural History - Hiroko Tomida

This book is a fascinating and important study. It should appeal to many readers.

The China Journal - Alice Goldstein

The book provides an important service in highlighting the many issues involved in women's rural-to-urban migration.

New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies - Paola Voci

On the Move is an extremely well-researched book... [It] carefully balances the emphasis on agency with accurate descriptions of the women's struggles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231501736
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Tamara Jacka is Fellow, Gender Relations Center, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. She is the author of Women's Work in Rural China: Change and Continuity in an Era of Reform. She lives in Canberra, Australia. Arianne M. Gaetano is an advanced doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Southern California. She currently resides in Massachusetts.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Focusing on Migrant Women 1
1 Filial Daughters, Modern Women: Migrant Domestic Workers in Post-Mao Beijing 41
2 From Peasant Women to Bar Hostesses: Gender and Modernity in Post-Mao Dalian 80
3 Indoctrination, Fetishization, and Compassion: Media Constructions of the Migrant Woman 109
4 Dilemmas of the Heart: Rural Working Women and Their Hopes for the Future 131
5 Living as Double Outsiders: Migrant Women's Experiences of Marriage in a County-Level City 151
6 Out to the City and Back to the Village: The Experiences and Contributions of Rural Women Migrating from Sichuan and Anhui 177
7 The Migration Experiences of Young Women from Four Counties in Sichuan and Anhui 207
8 The Impact of Labor Migration on the Well-Being and Agency of Rural Chinese Women: Cultural and Economic Contexts and the Life Course 243
9 Migrant Women's Stories 279
10 My Life as a Migrant Worker 286
Let Bygones Be Bygones 286
The Law Is by My Side 287
Burdened Youth 289
I Am a Cloud 294
Looking Back, I Am Proud 295
Leaving Huaihua Valley: A Sichuan Girl's Own Account of Being a Migrant Worker 297
Working for Myself 304
Glossary of Chinese Terms 309
References 317
Contributors 337
Index 341
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