Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition: Factory Women in Malaysia / Edition 2

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition: Factory Women in Malaysia / Edition 2

by Aihwa Ong
     
 

ISBN-10: 1438433549

ISBN-13: 9781438433547

Pub. Date: 09/03/2010

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped launch Malaysia's rise as a tiger economy

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In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped launch Malaysia's rise as a tiger economy. Aihwa Ong's analysis of the disruptions, conflicts, and ambivalences that roiled the lives of working women has inspired later generations of feminist ethnographers in their study of power, resistance, religious upheavals, and subject formation in the industrial periphery. With a critical introduction by anthropologist Carla Freeman, this new edition upholds an exemplary model of anthropological inquiry into cultural modes of resistance to the ideology, discipline, and workings of global capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438433547
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/03/2010
Series:
SUNY series in the Anthropology of Work Series
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
304,594
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Introduction Carla Freeman xv

List of Abbreviations xxi

Part I Capitalist Development and Cultural Experience

1 Spirits and Discipline in Capitalist Transformation 1

2 Malay Peasants from Subsistence to Commodity Production 11

Part II The Kampung Society of Coastal Selangor

3 Tropical Confluences: Rural Society, Capital, and the State 37

4 Sungai Jawa: Differentiation and Dispersal 57

5 Domestic Relations: The Reconfiguration of Family Life 85

6 Marriage Strategies: Negotiating the Future 115

Part III Neophyte Factory Women in Late Capitalism

7 The Modern Corporation: Manufacturing Gender Hierarchy 141

8 Neophyte Factory Women and the Negative Image 179

9 Spirits of Resistance 195

10 Conclusion 215

Notes 223

Glossary 239

Bibliography 245

Index 259

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