Women migrants in China: bargaining against patriarchy

Zhang, Nana (2014) Women migrants in China: bargaining against patriarchy, Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 240pp. (ASAA Women in Asia Series).


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This book looks at the urban migration of rural women in contemporary China. Based on substantial ethnographic research with rural migrant women and returnees in both sending villages and receiving cities, the book explores the dynamics and vicissitudes of rural women’s work and domesticity, their negotiation of gender relations and identities, their bargains with patriarchy and their transformations in the gendered migration process. It goes on to look at how patriarchy and global capital work hand in hand in exploiting women at work and domestic space, and how women’s bargaining and resistances against such exploitations.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780415835954 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Organisations: Social Sciences
ePrint ID: 363564
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Date Event
30 November 2014Accepted/In Press
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 14:53
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 14:01
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363564

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