On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China

On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China

by Arianne M. Gaetano, Tamara Jacka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231127065

ISBN-13: 9780231127066

Pub. Date: 03/03/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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.

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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.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231127066
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2004
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Focusing on Migrant Women1
1Filial Daughters, Modern Women: Migrant Domestic Workers in Post-Mao Beijing41
2From Peasant Women to Bar Hostesses: Gender and Modernity in Post-Mao Dalian80
3Indoctrination, Fetishization, and Compassion: Media Constructions of the Migrant Woman109
4Dilemmas of the Heart: Rural Working Women and Their Hopes for the Future131
5Living as Double Outsiders: Migrant Women's Experiences of Marriage in a County-Level City151
6Out to the City and Back to the Village: The Experiences and Contributions of Rural Women Migrating from Sichuan and Anhui177
7The Migration Experiences of Young Women from Four Counties in Sichuan and Anhui207
8The Impact of Labor Migration on the Well-Being and Agency of Rural Chinese Women: Cultural and Economic Contexts and the Life Course243
9Migrant Women's Stories279
10My Life as a Migrant Worker286
Let Bygones Be Bygones286
The Law Is by My Side287
Burdened Youth289
I Am a Cloud294
Looking Back, I Am Proud295
Leaving Huaihua Valley: A Sichuan Girl's Own Account of Being a Migrant Worker297
Working for Myself304
Glossary of Chinese Terms309
References317
Contributors337
Index341

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