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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
 

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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

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

Editorial Reviews

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.
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231501736
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
2 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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