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

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Overview

New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.
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What People Are Saying

Carla Freeman

This work ... remains powerful for its refusal to over-simplify the complexities of export industrialization as a model for economic development, and for its demonstration of the intimate dialectics of culture, economy, gender, religion, and class, and the meaningfulness of place amid the swirling forces of global capitalism ... [It] opened up many of the questions that should continue to inspire our analyses of globalization today. Indeed, these questions are equally compelling for the reader returning to this work after twenty years and for the reader new to this text and to the intriguing and complex puzzles of globalization. (from the Introduction by Carla Freeman)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438433547
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 797,451
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Aihwa Ong is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many books include Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality and Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty.

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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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